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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: Leonard Edward Last Name: BEAVIS
Date of Death: 15/12/1914 Lived/Born In: Battersea
Rank: Private Unit: East Surrey1
Memorial Site: 1. Battersea, St Mary 2. Menin Gate, Ypres

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On 10th December 1914, 1st East Surrey, 14 Brigade, 5th Division, moved into the line at Wulverghem, just south of the Ypres salient. On 14th December, neighbouring divisions attacked the Germans at Wytschaete and this resulted in heavy retaliatory artillery fire from the Germans which lasted for 2 days. Some of these shells landed on 1st East Surrey and inflicted 40 casualties among their ranks, 12 of whom were killed, including Private Beavis on 15th December. 

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