BEER, Sapper Albert

BEER, Sapper Albert   (On Nelson Cenotaph as A. Beer)

Regimental Number: 442936

Military Unit: Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps

Date of Death: 11 February, 1919 (Influenza)

Age at Death:   37

Place of Burial: Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard, Hampshire, England


Attestation: 24 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (witness Captain F.T. Lucas) (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 3 August, 1881; Stowting, Kent, England

Occupation: Locomotive Engineer

Residence: Nelson, BC

Next of Kin: Miss K. Beer, Leinster Square, London, England; Richard & Catherine

            Beer (Parents), Folkestone, England

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

Immigration Records:

Immigrated to Canada in 1906; Liverpool to Halifax and St. John, NB on the Pretorian

The Daily News, November 26, 1915:

Went overseas with the 2nd contingent of the 54th battalion. [Posting by Michelle Purnell, February 21, 2001]:

Register of the names of those who fell in the Great war and are buried in Bramshott ( St. Mary) churchyard and in Grayshott (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard Hampshire, England.

Register of the Graves, Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard:

BEER, Spr. Albert, 442936. Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps. Died of pneumonia 11th Feb, 1919. Age 38. Son of Richard and Catherine Beer, of 87, Black bull Rd., Folkestone, England.