Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthAugust 3, 1898
Place of BirthBeamsville, Ontario
CountryCanada
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinGeorge Alexander Beatty, father, Box 186, Kenora, Ontario
Trade / Callingclerk
ReligionUnknown
Service Details
Regimental Number271143
BattalionRoyal Air Force
ForceAir Force
BranchRoyal Air Force
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentWinnipeg, Manitoba
Address at EnlistmentBox 186, Kenora, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentOctober 3, 1918
Age at Enlistment20
Theatre of ServiceCanada
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathOctober 16, 1994
Age at Death96
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
Plot37E-21-1

Beatty, George Thomas

George Thomas Beatty was born on 03 August 1898 in Beamsville, Lincoln, Ontario.   He was the only son of George Alexander Beatty and Jennie R. Box.    He had two older sisters, Rhea and Lena.   A brother, Frank, died at age 18 months. The family was living in Beamsville in 1901 where George Sr. was employed as a clerk.   By 1911 the family moved to Kenora, Ontario and George Sr. worked in a clothing store.

At age 18, George Thomas enlisted with the Royal Air Force in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 03 October 1918.   He went to Toronto and was discharged on 07 January 1919 as being surplus to RAF requirements and having suffered impairment since entry into the service. His Legion membership application indicates that George was a mechanic while in the RAF.

On 26 September, 1923 George married Marjorie Ann Ferguson in Kenora.   His occupation at the time was ‘mechanic’.   They had one daughter, Phyllis.

George Thomas joined his father’s retail shoe business in the Main Street Beatty Block.   He later managed the family’s real estate interests.

George Thomas Beatty died on 16 October 1994 in Kenora, Ontario and is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery with his parents, wife and sister, Rhea.

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