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Beardmore, N., L/Cpl., 1915
Photo; Prescott Grammar School Stephen Nulty

Norman Beardmore

In Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery is the Commonwealkth War Grave of of 1329 Lance Corporal Norman Beardmore, serving with the Royal Engineers who died 20/5/1915.

He was born in West Macclesfield, Cheshire. He had a brother called Ralph who was about 5 years older.He was living as a lodger in Church Street in 1911 at Haswell, Co, Durham. In 1914 had married Marian Ellen Maggie Gunn, and resided at Prospect House, Sacriston. He was a School teacher.
He was enlisted into the 447th Royal Engineers Company which was part of the 50th Northumbrian Division. After his death his widow received a pension of 10 shillings a week commencing from the 11th January 1916.

Research: James Pasby, CWGC. TNA. Source: Prescot Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Photo: Stephen Nulty with thanks

Norman Beardmore is remembered at Haswell on H116.01, at Durham on D47.052, D47.141, Teachers who fell, Teachers who served in 1914-18. He is also remembered at the Prescot Roll of Honour 1914-1919 and in the Grammar school War Memorial at Prescot, Lancashire. "The original War Memorial was destroyed by Fire in 1978, however a replacement has been raised and includes WW2 additional names."

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Beardmore

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