Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Augustus James Bealing

Surname: Bealing
Other names: Augustus James
Other people in this story:
Augustus James Bealing
Emma Jane Bealing née Gray
Kathleen Ethel Bealing née Fowler
Locations in this story:
Castle Cary, Somerset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Dorset
Londonderry, Ireland
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Lower Blandford Road, Shaftesbury

Augustus James Bealing was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, on 11th October 1894, the son of Augustus James Bealing and Emma Jane Bealing (née Gray).  By 1901 the family had moved to Shaftesbury, Dorset, and finally set up home at 25 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. Augustus attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from 1907 to 1910.

Augustus enlisted on 5th September 1912 with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1671).  He later joined the 85th Provisional Battalion (Service No. 200171) and served in Londonderry, Ireland, where he was promoted to Corporal.  He was discharged on 22nd April 1919 having been granted a limited pension until 20 Nov 1920 due to knee problems caused during his service.  No medal record can be found in this case.  The 1921 Census shows him living with his parents back at 25 Slaisbury Street, Shaftesbury, assisting his father in his photographic business. He married Kathleen Ethel Fowler in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1932.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Brynmawr, Lower Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, described as a Photographer.  His death was recorded at 25 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, on 24th January 1977.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Augustus served and the year and term in which he left school. His name is also included on a hand written list of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving during the war, which is now in the archive at Gold Hill Museum.

Printed Sources:
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1910
First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915

  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys B
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 2

Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives