William Beesley Recipient of the Victoria Cross

William Beesley is a 70 years old Recipient of the Victoria Cross from Church Gresley. William Beesley was born on October 05, 1895 (died on September 23, 1966, he was 70 years old) in Church Gresley.

William Beesley



Beesley VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Beesley was 22 years old and a private in the 13th Battalion The Rifle Brigade British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 8 May 1918 at Bucquoy France when Private Beesley's platoon sergeant and all the section commanders were killed he took command.
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Is William Beesley still alive?

No, he died on 09/23/1966, 56 years ago. He was 70 years old when he died. He died in Abergavenny



Martha Lockwood

Martha Lockwood

He married with Martha Lockwood on Thursday, August 26th, 1802. William Beesley was 93 and Martha Lockwood was 19 years old. Married for 220 years, 7 months.


He had one child, John (219) . When his first child, John Beesley, was born, William Beesley was 92 years old.

Awards (1)

Awarded Victoria Cross .

What was William's zodiac sign?

William Beesley zodiac sign was libra.

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