The 1901 census tells us that the family were living at Kinmel Gardens House in the Parish of Bodelwyddan, Flintshire. The household consisted of Head, George Homer Beckett (born in Hawton, Northamptonshire) he was 32 years of age and employed as Head Gardener.His wife Sarah Anne was 33, born in Gretton Northamptonshire.Their three children were George William 9yrs, Frank Sydney 7 yrs, and John Homer 11 months.
Ten years on the family were still at Kinmel Gardens House, there had been an addition to the family, Kathleen Beckett who was born at Kinmel, Abergele Flintshire and was 4yrs of age.
Frank Sydney Beckett 17 yrs of age, was still living at home and was employed as a Joiner’s Apprentice. His brother George William Beckett was no longer living with the family and was listed on the 1911 census as residing at Bothe Keele Hall Gardens, Newcastle Staffordshire, employed as a gardener
Flintshire Roll of Honour card in the Archives Office in Hawarden shows Frank Sydney Beckett’s period of service as 7 months, Frank enlisted in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire on 21st September 1914 age 21 yrs 8months. He died at 2.15 on 5th March 1915 at the Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. Cause of death, Pneumonia.
Please use this link to read about Frank Sydney Beckett’s War Service. Thanks to Andrew Hesketh for his research.