In the 1911 census, William was enumerated on the battleship "Mars" in Weymouth Bay.
Other information shows that in 1914 his next-of-kin was listed as Mrs Elizabeth Throwell, an aunt living at 33 Hughson St and she received William's 1914 Star in 1919.
Stoker 2nd class
25/9/1908 – 19/2/09
20 Feb 1909
V.G. 12.09.09 G
Stoker 1st class
25/9/09 – 03/10/10
V.G. 31.12.10 V.G.
04/10/10 – 11/01/11
V.G. 31.12.11 SAT
12/01/11 – 1/1/12
V.G. 31.12.12 SUP
02/01/12 – 13/09/13
14/09/13 – 20/09/13
If Discharged, whither and for what cause: SHORE RFR
Transferred to RFR Devonport 5376 21 Sept 1913
2/8/1914 – 14/9/14
Victory IV (RND Howe)
15/09/1914 – 03/6/15
If Discharged, whither and for what cause: DD
N.P. 4982/15 & NP 5067/15
D.D. 4 June ‘15
Killed in action in Dardanelles (Howe Battalion)
1914 STAR DISCHARGED DD
WILLIAM BEATTIE B/5376
Number: DEV/SS/107737/RFR/5376 Branch of Service: R.F.R.
Rank or Rating: Sto.1st.cl.
Private address: (blank)
G.C. Badges: 1
Class for Conduct: 1. Religion R.C.
Next of Kin: Aunt
Name: Elizabeth Throwell
Address: 33 Hughson St, Liverpool
19.6.15 (rep.rec) Missing D’nelles
RND List No 147
Unofficially reported dead cabled R.O.64 for confirmation
KPC 9766 read “nothing further reported enquiring”
Any further information to be sent to father also. Mr John Beattie, 56c Northumberland St, off Mill St, Liverpool.
MFC 16310 Repts killed in action 4.6.15 RND List 338
NOK informed also father
“D.D” List No 15
A.F.B. 2090a received (4.6.15 Killed in Action, Dardanelles)
D.C. No 512 send to N.O.K. Copy to Aunt Mrs Throwell.
A.F.B.103 received (4-6.6.15 missing Dardanelles, 4.6.15 killed in action, Dardanelles) Cable from D.H.C.)
S.C. Conduct sheet and A.F.B.103 sent to Commodore R.N.D. Depot C.P. for notation service and completion of discharge certificate and return.
Recd. D.O. 30, 7.7.15 missing 4-6.6.15
Recd. D.O. 47, 15.9.15 Killed in action 4.6.15. Previously reported missing
S/C., C/S., recd. From S.C.O. Blandford. Forwarded to A.G.9
W.G. Form passed to A.G.9B Paid £5
Issued by A.G. 14a with 1914 star
Link to William's entry in the CWGC database (opens in new window)
His entry in Great Britian, Royal Naval Division Casualties of the Great War 1914-1924 gives the information:
Stoker 1st Class
Cause of Death:
Missing, later reported killed in action
Helles Memorial (MR 4)
A/194 15/9/14-4/6/15 DD.
CWGC = Hawke Bn. ; Born July 3rd
Lancashire, the son of John Beattie of 56c,
Northumberland Street, off Mill Street, Liverpool. He was
unmarried and was employed as a scaler in civil life. ;
Nephew of Elizabeth Throwell, of
issued to Legatee, Mrs. E. Thornewell,
|Helles Memorial (copyright CWGC)|
Liverpool Echo Family Notices 3rd June 1916
Roll of HonourBEATTIE - In loving memory of William, killed in action in the Dardanelles, June 4 1915. (never forgotten by his Aunt E Throwell. Rest in peace)