Sydney Herbert Beattie - Northampton Regiment

1888 Born in Dublin & educated at Dublin Univ. Medical Student

1901 census. He is not with his family in Dublin

1910 Jul 24 2nd Lt S H Beattie on Muster Roll of 2nd Battalion.

1911 census living at 46 in Fitzwilliam Square, West in Dublin

1911 Oct 25. Unattached list for Territorial's. Sydney Herbert Beattie to be Second Lieutenant.

1912 May Sydney Herbert Beattie was made a Lt

1914 Oct 30.Landed ?

1915 Mar Promoted a Captain

1915 Aug 15. On a list of officers reported wounded at the Dardanelles. Wounded three times in WW1.

1916 May 3. R. W. Kent R. Capt. S. H. Beattie (North'n R.) to be temp. Maj.

1917 Jul 1. R.W. Kent R. Temp. Maj. S. H. Beattie to be actg. Lt-Col. while comdg. a Bn.

1917 Aug 24. Gazetted MC. Capt. (T./Maj.) Sydney Herbert Beattie, North'n R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took over command during consolidation, and by his personal coolness, initiative and resource, supervised the work under fire, remaining at his post although wounded, and setting a splendid example of what an officer's conduct should be at all times, and especially in an emergency.

1917 Oct 9. President of General Field Court Martial. 94236 Sapper Oyns, 50th Searchlight Company RE, was tried by Field General courts-martial on 8 October 1917, with the charge that he did murder 28347 A/CSM T. McCain, 50th Searchlight Company RE, on the 13 July 1917 in the field (contrary to Army Act Section 41). The verdict was guilty and Oyns was shot.

1918 Sep 19. R.W. Kent R. Temp. Lt.-Col. S. H. Beattie, M.C. (Capt., North'n R.), relinquishes the temp, rank of Lt.-Col. on ceasing to comd. a Bn., when he reverts to the actg. rank of Maj. with pay and allces. of Capt

1919 May Served in Russia

1919 Oct. Returns from Russia.

1920 Aug 19. Died in Templemore Town Hall Fire . It appears that he was up a ladder at one of the upper windows of the town hall. I am unclear as to whether it was when it was burning or not. The probability is that he was trying to rescue L/Cpl Fuggle whose bones were found there later. Lt-Col Beattie either fell from a ladder or jumped from a window to escape the flames, and was both badly burned and sustained broken bones. He was taken back to the barracks but died of his injuries.


British Soldiers died in Ireland