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Major Charles Harold Longfield Beatty, DSO

ADC to General Sir Edwin Alderson, Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force and attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Died Undergoing Surgery, Henrietta Street, London on 17th May 1917, aged 47

He had been wounded at St Eloi, France and Flanders in April 1916 which resulted in his left arm being amputated. He aggravated the injury falling from a Horse which resulted in the surgery

  • Buried: Atherstone Cemetery with full Military Honours
  • Awarded Distinguished Service Order, 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Captain David Longfield and Catherina Edith Beatty [nee Chaine], of Oakfield, Atherstone
  • Husband of Lucy Alice Beatty, born c1869 at Western Port, Australia
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone

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  • Born 16 Jan 1870 at Wybunbury, Nantwich
  • 1881 Studying at St Thomas's College, Rhuddlan
  • 1891 Lieutenant in Royal Warwickshire Regiment
  • 1901 Serving in South Africa - in the same year he returned to England and leased a stables
  • Lived at Bedford House, Newmarket [1911]
  • Employed as a former Regular Soldier and Horse Owner/Trainer [1911]
  • Two of his Atherstone employees were also killed in WW1
    Distinguished Service Order Citiation
    Lord Kitchener's Despatch of 8.7.1901 gives bare details of Beatty's gallantry:
    'At Evergreen, Eastern Transvaal, on 17th February, when Major Howard and orderly were killed, went back to fetch assistance through very close and heavy fire ; his horse was killed, hit three times' (London Gazette 20.8.1901). Read more here...


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