Regiment: Scots Guards.
Died: 19 July 1942 aged 21 in Egypt. Killed in action in Middle East.
Battle: Western Desert Campaign: June 1940 – February 1943. Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery XXIX. C. 16.
Son of George Ernest Wendover Beeson, and of Doris Emily Beeson, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex.
Sixth Form. House Prefect. Athletic Colours. Second Eleven Football. Lance Corporal in O.T.C.
Clare College, Cambridge.
2nd Bn. Scots Guards
Unit war diary extract:
'Area Garet, Heimeimat
19th July 1942
Captain Maxwell led a fighting patrol on to Taqa plateau at about 0500hrs; he destroyed two enemy posts and captured one German officer with three O.R.'s. As there were several other enemy posts the patrol then withdrew with their prisoners. After first light the remainder of Right Flank and the carriers attacked and in the end cleared up the position taking 30 prisoners and four A/Tk guns besides several automatic weapons. Unfortunately this success cost us very serious losses; Major Macrae, Lt Beeson and Sgt Doran were killed.'
Unit War Diary WO 169/4983
Personal story of incident