WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter B. 

Henry Beales

Rank:2nd Lieut.
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn (attd 14th Bn)
Name of Rgt or Ship:York & Lancaster Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens Cem
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1892 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/906,
the only son of Henry & Fannie Beales (nee Rains).  'Fannie' is her birth
registration spelling - on other records it is spelt 'Fanny'.

At the time of the 1891 Census, his parents were residing at 28 Yarburgh
Street, Moss Side, Manchester - probably where Henry Jnr. was later born. 
His father was a Button Manufacturer and Agent.   His father's button
business was at 16 Spear Street, Manchester.

1901 Census -  28 Yarburgh Street, Moss Side, Manchester.   The family are
recorded as BALES.   Son - aged: 8 - born: Manchester.   Head of household
- Henry Bales - Married - aged: 55 - occ: Button & Trimmings Agent - born:
North Lapham, Norfolk.   Also Fanny Bales - Wife - aged: 36 - born:
Manchester.  Plus 1 elder sister and 1 servant.

His father - Henry Beales Snr. died in 1909 - aged: 63.

1911 Census - 28 Yarburgh Street, Moss Side, Manchester.   Son - aged: 18 -
occ: Button Salesman - born: Manchester.     Head of household - Fanny
Bales - Widow - aged: 36 - born: Manchester.  Plus 1 elder sister.

At the time of his enlistment in March 1916, he was employed by Merrs. A
Coker & Co. Liverpool & Manchester.  He passed through the Cadet School,
Cambridge to obtain his commission.

According to his MIC, he was a Private in the Manchester Rgt - No. 31218,
progressing to Training Reserve Battalion - No. TR/3/28900, before being
commissioned into the York & Lancaster Rgt as a 2nd Lieutenant on the 24th
January 1917.  Two addresses are given for his mother - the first 28
Yarburgh St, the second - 29 Hanley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester.

His nephew - John Beales lived at Merle Park Avenue, Timperley.  His death
was reported in the 18/05/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Memorials found on:
Manchester Grammar School
William Hulme Grammar School (Sale)
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