Army Number : 117645
Battalion : 2nd 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 groom and gardener prior to enlisting 19th May 1916, at Retford, Nottinghamshire. He went to France 23rd September 1918 and was killed in action, 8th October 1918, age 20, in the attack on the German positions at Bohain, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Vaux-Andigny British Cemetery, France. Row A. Grave 29.
Private Ronald Griffiths Beat is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Dunham-On-Trent War Memorial,
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.
His brother Private Alec Beat 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.