Beswetherick, William John
Son of Jessie Beswetherick, Manager of Commercial Traveller, of Roseneath (Lower Eastville). Brother of Hugh Christopher Beswetherick, born 23/02/1886, BGS 1898-1904. Also brother of Dorothea and Margaret.
Beswetherick was born on 09/12/1881, and attended the School from 1898-1904. He served as a Private in the Army, with the South African Infantry 5th Bn.. Beswetherick sadly lost his life on 15/07/1916, as a result of the War.
He is buried in Nairobi South Cemetery, Africa, grave reference IV.B.13.
Career and Report of His Loss (BGS Chronicle December 1916)
aged 30, 1898-1904. He left the Sixth Classical and after taking his degree at Keble College, Oxford, went to S. Africa, where he married and was a much respected official in the Magistrates' Office at Capetown. He was with Smuts in East Africa, and after a long series of forces marches fell ill of malaria, of which he died at Nairobi, July 19th. He took the Old Boy's ribbon with him in the campaign.