2nd Lt Ernest Frederick Beal VC

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Reference WMO260518


148 Lewes Road



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Standard Circular 'Blue Plaque' with a representation, in gold, of the VC at top centre. All lettering is white and raised. The Government commemorative paving stone at the Cenotaph at the Old Steine was unveiled earlier the same day. He has also been commemorated on 3 local buses-Fleet number 647 - Scania Omnidekka carried name since March 2005 on Coaster 12, in January 2007 name moved to bus 626 in Metro 1 livery, after originally having a spelling error for a day (Beale). Metro 1 branding removed March 2012. Bus sold in September 2016. Name reintroduced on 806 Mercedes Streetdeck on Route 1 - from December 2016
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City of Brighton & Hove/2nd Lt. Ernest/Frederick Beal V.C./The Yorkshire Regiment/born here 1883/killed in action/Saint-Leger/1918

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