BEAUMONT, William Blair

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
52ME Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Black Watch
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2756409
P.O.W. number: 
12356
Born: 
Monday, September 6, 1920
Birthplace: 
Cardenden, Fife
Died : 
Thursday, August 28, 1941
Died on war service
Age: 
20
Private William Beaumont, 52 Middle East Commando ('D' Bn., Layforce), died in Germany whilst a prisoner of war. He had been reported missing on 1 June 1941 during operations in Crete. Son of Alex and Margaret Pearce Beaumont, of Cardenden, Fife.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/27, WO417/30, WO417/39, and WO417/34.
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO416/24/212.
 
Notes - Berlin 1939-1945 Cemetery
The site of Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery was selected by the British Occupation Authorities and Commission officials jointly in 1945, soon after hostilities ceased. Graves were brought to the cemetery from the Berlin area and from eastern Germany. The great majority of those buried here, approximately 80 per cent of the total, were airmen who were lost in the air raids over Berlin and the towns in eastern Germany. The remainder were men who died as prisoners of war. (Source: CWGC.)
 
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