On original site
Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to Lieutenant Reginald Charles Hope Bewes, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Son of the late Reginald Anstis Bewes and Alice Anne Elizabeth Hope (daughter of the late Rear Admiral Charles Webly Hope and Ellen Evelyn Elizabeth Jordan), of 6 Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham. Educated at Clifton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Promoted to Lieutenant on 11 Sep 1913. At the outbreak of WW1, he was seconded for service with the Royal Flying Corps, and appointed Flying Officer in the RFC on 6 Aug 1914. He served in France from Sep 1914 to 27 Dec 1914, and then joined No 9 Squadron at Netheravon, and flew from Folkestone to St Omer on 9 Apr 1915. He was killed aged 24 years when on reconnaissance duty on 23 May 1915, his machine falling at Vieux Berquin in France, where he was buried in grave A.3. of Vieux-Berquin Communal Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is buried alongside his Observer, Lieutenant Frederick Hunter Hyland.
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