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Private Alec Beat

Army Number : 15873

Battalion : 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Dunham-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Son of James and Harriet Beat of Dunham-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire. He was a farm worker prior to enlisting at Retford, Nottinghamshire. He went to France 24th September 1915 and was killed in action, 26th June 1916, aged 19, when a German shell hit his dugout, near Locrehoff Farm, Belgium.

Buried/Commemorated : Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 3.

Private Alec Beat is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Dunham-On-Trent War Memorial, Dunham-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham. 

His brother Private Ronald Griffiths Beat 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.