Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Joseph Beaumont

In memory of
Lieutenant
George Joseph Beaumont
January 24, 1917

Military Service:

Age:
24
Force:
Army
Unit:
East Lancashire Regiment
Division:
11th Battalion

Additional Information:

Son of Ernest J. and Helen M. Beaumont, of Kitchener, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 575 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Somme, France
Grave Reference:
I. D. 59.
Location:
Varennes is a village in the Department of the Somme, a little way south of the Doullens-Albert road. It is 11 kilometres from Albert and 18 kilometres from Amiens. The Communal Cemetery is on the north side of the road to Leavillers, less than one kilometre from Varennes Church and the VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY is opposite it, across a side road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of George Joseph Beaumont – There is a page on the Accrington Pals website devoted to this officer. 
http://www.a.jackson.btinternet.co.uk/beaumont.htm
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Memorial Plaque – World War One memorial tablet, St. Paul's (Anglican), Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  One of two memorial tablets set within a spectacular carved alabaster chancel screen.  Erected in memory of the men of St. Paul's who died during the first World War and unveiled in March 1926.   Each alabaster tablet incorporates mosaic work depicting kneeling angels holding a laurel wreath and a torch.  Seventy-six names in total were listed by date of death.   Inscribed:  ¿DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE¿, and ¿So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.¿ (John Bunyan).
  • Inscription – World War One memorial tablet set in the chancel screen at St. Paul's (Anglican),  Toronto, Ontario.  The screen is in three sections, with the two outside sections displaying the tablets.  The chancel screen includes statues of twelve historic figures including Admiral Earl Beatty, King George V, Earl Kitchener, Marshal Foch, Earl Haig, and Lord Byng of Vimy.  The screen was the work of Messrs. J. Wippell & Co., of Exeter, England.

The great chancel war memorial windows are located above. These are inscribed:   "To the Greater Glory of God and in Everlasting Remembrance of the Men of St. Paul's Parish who gave their lives in Defence of Justice, Liberty and Truth, A.D. 1914-1919."  They were unveiled in 1921 by the Governor-General of Canada, Baron Byng of Vimy.  Another World War One memorial window in honour of the men named on the tablets is located on the east wall of the Nave.  The panels include fragments of glass from 70 buildings in the war zones.  It was unveiled by Baron Byng of Vimy in 1922.  Both windows were manufactured by Robert McCausland Ltd. of Toronto.
  • Photo of George Joseph Beaumont – Front; Lieut. George J. Beaumont, E. Lancashire Reg't, B.E.F., [symbol of cross] from wounds, France, January 24, 1917. Reverse: George J. Beaumont, Lieut, 11th (S) Batt. Last Lancashire Regt, B.E.F., France. Born 6th July 1892 at Galt, Waterloo Co. Ontario. Died from wounds in France, January 24, 1917. Buried in the British Cemetery at Varennes France. Copy of photo taken in Egypt. Lieut. Beaumont left Canada with the 1st Contingent and afterwards obtained a commission in the British Army in France.
  • Photo of George Joseph Beaumont – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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