Other names: George William Beaumleigh
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetKings College, LondonCharing Cross, LondonDroxford, HampshireBrighton, Sussex
Story: George William Beaumleigh Cheater was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Jul 1893 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 27 Aug 1893 the son of Albert William Cheater (a Tailor) and Mary Sarah Cheater (nee Tuffin). He lived most of his early life with his parents at 48 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School. On leaving school he went on to study medicine at Kings College, London, and at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where he gained many distinctions for which his old school were justly proud. Following the outbreak of WW1 he had enlisted with the Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve being gazetted as a Surgeon Sub Lieutenant on 13 Apr 1918. According to the Roll of Service (Medical), published after the war, he had served on ships in the Northern Patrol in particular HMS Harebell, an Archusa Class convoy sloop. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Lillian Maud Hawes in Droxford, Hampshire, on11 Aug 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Peacock Lodge, Peacock Lane, Brighton, Sussex, described as a Physician. In fact his honours were listed later as MRCS; LRCP; MB; BSc (London - Hons). Regrettably he died in Brighton on 31 Jan 1940.