Soldiers who Survived
Rank / Number
Date of Birth
Royal Field Artillery
Bombardier / Not known
Harold Beesley was born in Prescot in 1897 and became a Bombardier, later Corporal with the Royal Field Artillery. He left for France on 10th September 1915 and was entitled to the Star, British War and Victory Medals.
The Royal Field Artillery were the men who moved their field guns on limbers towed by half a dozen horses. The gunners followed on horseback.
He was wounded in the hand and spent some time in a Cheshire hospital. Then he was sent back to France. After the war, he worked as a glass blower at Fosters Glass.
His son was Harold Beesley of Rainhill.
Acknowledgement: Stephen Nulty