Friday, 26 February 2016

Robert Harold Beckh (1894 - 1916) - British Poet

Robert was born on 1st January 1894 in London.   His parents were Victor F. Beckh and his wife Edith Mary, nee Ledward.   Robert was educated at Haileybury School and went on to Jesus College, Cambridge.

Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, Robert was killed on 15th August 1916.   He is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France.

Robert’s WW1 poetry collection “Swallows in Storm and Sunlight” was published in 1917 by Chapman and Hall, London