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 Harry Churchill Beet

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Harry Churchill Beet

  • Birth 1 Apr 1875 Bingham, Rushcliffe Borough, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Death 10 Jan 1946 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Burial Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Plot ABRAY/*/03/005/0011
  • Memorial ID 7723943

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Bingham, Notts, he served as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Derbyshire Regiment, Mounted Infantry, British Army. Near Wakkerstroom, South Africa, on April 22, 1900, squadrons of Imperial Yeomanry and Mounted Infantry were forced to retire from their position being under a ridge strongly held by the enemy. During the retreat, Corporal Beet seeing a wounded comrade on the ground, went back, dragged him to cover and attended to his wounds. He remained with the wounded man and fought off the enemy under heavy fire. After darkness had set in, he stayed with his comrade until a Imperial Yeomanry doctor came with medics and took charge of the wounded man. For most prestigious gallantry, he was promoted Sergeant and awarded the Victoria Cross by H.R.H. the Duke of York on August 14, 1901. He emigrated to Canada 1936 and served as a Captain in the Canadian Expenditionary Forces during World War I. he died at the age of 72 in Vancouver, Canada.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7723943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Churchill Beet (1 Apr 1875–10 Jan 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7723943, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .