Percy George Beasley was my second cousin twice removed and was born on 19 August 1889 in Aldridge, Staffs, sixth of the seven children of William & Emma (nee Billington). He grew up in Aldridge and went to work on the railways, following in the footsteps of his station-master father. In 1915, he married Clara Perry in Wolverhampton.
The Walsall & South Staffs Chronicle takes up the story:
"FOR FREEDOM AND FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE THEY LOVED.
AB Percy George Beasley, youngest son of Mr W Beasley, formerly station master at Aldridge, is reported by a chaplain to have died in France on January 13, after three months active service with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. A married man, 28 years of age, his wife resides at Station Road, Norfield, and before joing the Colours, in June last year, he was employed by the Midland Railway Company, at Northfeld. His parents reside at Station Road, Aldridge, and as a boy he attended the Aldridge Endowed School. A brother is servving in German East Africa. "
We will remember them.