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Ernest Frederick Beal
Birth: Jan. 27, 1885
Death: Mar. 22, 1918

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Brighton, England, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the On March 21, 1918, 2nd Lieutenant Beal was in command of a company detailed to occupy a certain section of a trench at St. Leger, France. When his company it was established, it was found that a considerable gap of about four hundred yards existed between the left flank of the company of the next unit. This gap was strongly held by the enemy. 2nd Lieutenant Beal with party of less than a dozen men, led them against the enemy. On reaching an enemy machine gun he immediately sprang forward and with his revolver killed the team and captured the gun. Continuing along the trench, he encountered another machine gun in the same manner, captured four enemy guns and inflicted severe casualties. Later in the evening, when a wounded man had been left in the open under heavy enemy fire, he walked up close to an enemy machine gun and brought in the wounded man on his back. He was killed by shell fire on the following morning. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross presented to his parents by King George V on July 3, 1918, at Buckingham Palace. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery *
Arras
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: Arras Memorial, Bay 5 (No Known Grave)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Dec 08, 2004
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- James Snow
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
Thank you for your much valued service to your country. Rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jan. 27, 2015
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