BEADLE, John Robert (known as Jack) J R
Northumberland Fusiliers/Kings Hussars
Known as Jack. Height 6' 3". Youngest child and only son of Henry and Mary Beadle. Henry was the Head Gamekeeper for Egglestone estate. He and Mary had been married for seven years.
After the war, in 1934, Jack married a local girl from Eggleston, Freda Bainbridge, whose father worked on the Eggleston estate as a woodsman.
Born Mat 1897.
Was twice hospitalised during service with bronchitis and then heart trouble - in hospital in Sheffield and Horton War Hospital, Epsom.
On returning to Egglestone, he became a gamekeeper like his father on Egglestone Estate and items of his gamekeeper's clothing were donated to The Bowes Museum (ref. CST.2/702-706) - www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/collections/collections search.
In WW2 Jack took charge of the Home Guard in Egglestone. Awarded a long service medal from the Country Landowner's Association until ill health prevented him. Died July 4th 1979 in hospital, aged 82, after a heart attack.