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Captain 

Robert Ratcliffe
BEAUMONT


(Bob/Bobby)

(Photo)

Born:

abt 1921 Selinsing Rubber Estate, Taiping, Perak, Malasia

Service No.

245937  

Regiment(s):

3 Parachute Squadron

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
3 Parachute Squadron  again

Military Notes:
Service Record:

11 Oct 1942 commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant.

Served in No.3 Parachute Squadron through D-day, and was subsequently posted to be Captain of No.3 Troop of 591 Para after heavy losses early on in Normandy.
22 July 1945 Embarked for Far East service.
De-mob category 43c
2 Mar 1946 - 2i/c [Second in Command or Adjutant at 3 Para.]

30 Dec 1953 - relinquishes command with Honorary rank of Captain.

Family Notes:

Son of Robert Somerville Beaumont
a rubber planter in Malaya
and his wife Janet Ratcliffe  
m. 1913 St George's Church,Penang.

Brother of Edna Beaumont
and Sybil Beaumont.


24 June 1923 the family sailed from Penang to London on the P&O ship Plassy.

Father of two sons. 

Civilian Occupation:

post war a Civil Engineer - some time spent on the West coast region of Africa. 

Married:

Barbara  Mildred Ward (1921-1998)
m.1944 Weston Super Mare 

Died:

1  Aug 2011 England

Burial:

Worcester Crematorium 

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