In memory of


Charles Franklin Beeching

who died on 23 Aug 1942

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 120 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Sergeant
  Service number 12048A
  Date of death 19420823
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  12048A Sergeant (No. 120 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron RCAF air mechanic) Charles Franklin (Frank) Beeching (b.1915) of Regina was KIA 19420823 and is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial for Commonwealth airmen who lost their lives in the western hemisphere and have no known grave. Beeching's Stranraer crashed near Coal Harbour, British Columbia, after completing a patrol. He was the son of Charles Percy and Louisa Ethel (Franklin) Beeching who came from England. Frank was born at Qu'Appelle, was a graduate of Haultain school and Balfour Tech and was a deliveryman when he enlisted at Regina early in 1937.

KE Hope, L Oldford and LA Horn died on the same flight.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Ottawa Memorial, Ontario    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Beeching Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 57.5667°N / 103.4667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64E11
  Geo-memorial details South of Wollaston Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19151014
  Place of birth Qu'Appelle    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19370107
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation deliveryman
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