Bevan, George Ewart

From the North Wales Coast Pioneer  7th September 1916

CORPORAL G.E. BEAVAN, BUCKLEY – News has been received of the death of Corporal George Ewart Beavan, of the Manchester Regiment.  Corporal Beavan joined the Liverpools but, while in France, was transferred to the Manchesters.  Deceased was educated at the Council Schools, Buckley, and the Alun School, Mold, being a pupil teacher at the former.  Subsequently he taught at schools in Abergele and Chester.  Corporal Beavan was a brilliant scholar, and a most promising career has been cut short.  He was always very cheery and sanguine, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. Numerous letters of condolence and sympathy have been received by his wife and parents, with whom general sympathy prevails.  Corporal Beavan was 26 years of age, and a communicant of the Bistre Parish church.  His parents reside at Main-street, Buckley, and his young widow at Mold.

George was born in Buckley 6th November 1889 and he was 26 when he died on the Somme. He married Elizabeth Eleanor Thomas in Chester on 11th November 1915, and had one child Georgina Elizabeth born 9 October 1916, after his death.

George Ewart Bevan (or Beavan) is also commemorated on the Mold Memorial and on the Thiepval Memorial

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