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ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« on: Saturday 30 December 17 09:26 GMT (UK) »
Good evening all ..my ancestor Service  Number 4734 PTE ERNEST BESWICK  was born Brunswick Victoria Australia 1888 to JOSIAH GREENWOOD BESWICK and MARY ELLEN JACOBS ...The only other ERNEST BESWICK found was Acting able seaman C(JX)223520 British Navy ....unable to determine age or origin ..the latter died on operations 1943....would like to find this lost soul ..Thanks Craig
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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 December 17 09:54 GMT (UK) »
The Able Seaman was, according to CWGC, based on HMS President III.
This was a "stone frigate", or shore-based establishment.
In WW2, it was located in Bristol, Windsor and London.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_President_(shore_establishment)

Service records for any personnel serving after 1920 will still be with the MOD?
There is a charge of 30 to obtain the records.

He is buried at Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery; grave reference P.Coll grave 803.
I would hazard a guess that he might therefore be Scottish?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 December 17 09:57 GMT (UK) »
BESWICK, Ernest, Acting Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 223520 (Age unknown)
(HMS President III, O/P), killed
Additional details - Next of kin details not listed on CWGC records
(Remembered with honour EDINBURGH (SEAFIELD) CEMETERY Sec. P. Coll. grave 803).

http://2ndww.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/wartime-tragedy-at-hms-fernieness-range.html

http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/hms-fernieness-hms-president-iii-hms-jackdaw.12960/

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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 December 17 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your prompt assistance may have to pay up to get a result ...Just to clarify.. this was an accident during aircraft training run in wich the air craft collided with a bus on land ? ....thanks Craig
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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 December 17 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Craig,

Yes, it was an accident - very sad.

I wonder if it would be worth putting you in touch with a lady at CWGC (Commonwealth Graves Commission) regarding Ernest Beswick - I think they would be very interested in talking to you if they still have no record of relatives of Ernest recorded.   Would you be interested ?

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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 December 17 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Sandra i have no problems with anything relating to finalising records and linking relatives once confirmed ...Craig
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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 December 17 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Lets see how you get on - come back to me if you want the name and e-mail address in the future.
 
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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 December 17 03:28 GMT (UK) »
Please ignore reference to ERNEST BESWICK in BRITISH  NAVY 1943...I found on his military records a signature requesting medals in Australia 1945...and also Government files in the name of ERNEST BESWICK that may shed some light that are still closed may have to request opening viewing ...sorry for any inconvenience ..thanks CRAIG   
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Re: ERNEST BESWICK WW1 Australian Army WW2 British Navy
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 31 December 17 07:12 GMT (UK) »
See attached please decipher ...is ERNEST in UK at the time of the letter???
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