Beatty, James Harold (No. 115976)

Beatty, James Harold (Hal)

Trooper

No. 115976, Fort Garry Horse

Killed in action on Monday 1 April 1918 (aged 22)

Buried:

Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Grave II. D. 9)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)

Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance (Page 365)

Family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road

BIOGRAPHY

James Harold Beatty was born on 16 January 1896 in Killartry, Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh and he was a son of James Joseph Beatty and Annie Beatty (nee Bamford) who were married on 4 October 1893 in Clones Methodist Church.  James Joseph Beatty, a gentleman from Killartry, was a son of George Beatty, a farmer.  Annie Bamford, a minor from Lisnaroe, Clones was a daughter of Edward Bamford, a gentleman.

James Beatty Senior was a farmer and JP and he and Annie had two children:

George Arthur (born 17 November 1894 in Killartry, Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh)

James Harold (born 16 January 1896 in Killartry, Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh)

The Beatty family moved to County Cavan where they lived in the townland of Monery Upper, Crossdoney.  Later they lived at 4 Park Drive, Bangor.

James Harold Beatty worked as a bank clerk and he moved to the town of Nokomis in Saskatchewan, Canada where he worked for the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

James Harold Beatty enlisted at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on 16 February 1916 and it was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 10¼ inches tall with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair.

Trooper James Harold Beatty (No. 115976) served with the Fort Garry Horse and he was 22 when he was killed in action on 1 April 1918.

He was unmarried and at the time of his death his parents were living at 4 Park Drive, Bangor.

His father James died on 2 August 1933 (aged 97) and his mother Annie died on 29 September 1946 (aged 74); both were buried in Bangor Cemetery.

Trooper James Harold Beatty (No. 115976) is commemorated on the family grave headstone in Bangor Cemetery.