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BeerlingL4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BeerlingP3425PrivateSeverely wounded. Brugspruit, 19 March 1901
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
(Buffs) East Kent Regiment
BeermanA4390PrivateQSA (5). 'Bearman' on E.C. Roll.
Source: QSA medal rolls
1st (Royal) Dragoons
BeermanW5191Private6th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
BeersFPrivateServed 23 Mar 00 to 18 May 01.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Cape Medical Staff Corps
BeersF H BSource: QSA and KSA rollsNatal Police
BeersFrancis Chas7167Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry
BeersL Maclean36Source: Medal rollsCanada, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
BeersRSource: QSA and KSA rollsProvisional Mounted Police
BeersRobertSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
BeersWm W236Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BeerwinkleChristjohnSource: Attestation paper in WO126Border Scouts
BeesA4532PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
1st (Royal) Dragoons
BeesT H4677PrivateQSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls
20th Hussars
BeesWilliamPrivateBEES, WILLIAM, Private, was born on 12 September 1872 at Loughborough, Leicestershire, son of William and Jane Bees.  He was educated at the Board School, and joined the Derbyshire Regiment on 7 March, 1890.  He served on the Indian Frontier in 1897-98, taking part in the Tirah Campaign, 1897-98 (Medal).  He again saw active service in the South African War of 1899-1902.  For his services in this campaign (1899-1901), he received the Queen's Medal with three bars, the King's Medal with two bars, was made Corporal on the field of battle on winning the VC, and was awarded the Victoria Cross [London Gazette, 17 December 1901]: 'W Bees, Private, 1st Battalion The Derbyshire Regiment.  Private Bees was one of the Maxim-gun detachment which, at Moodwil, on the 30th September 1901, had six men hit out of nine.  Hearing his wounded comrades asking for water, he went forward, under a heavy fire, to a spruit held by Boers, about 500 yards ahead of the gun, and brought back a kettle full of water.  In going and returning he had to pass within 100 yards of some rocks, also held by Boers, and the kettle which he was carrying was hit by several bullets'.  He was discharged on the 18th September 1902.  In October 1914, he joined Kitchener's Army, but was discharged through sickness.  He rejoined again, 6 April, 1915 (Sherwood Foresters), and was at Whit-burn, Sunderland, until transferred to the Durham Light Infantry at Blythe and South Shields.  He was transferred to Class W, for mining after serving for 1 year and 133 days with the Colours (character good).  He enlisted again in the Royal Army Service Corps on 30 January 1918, and was transferred to the Army Reserve in consequence of Demobilization on 6 February 1919.  He was discharged.  Private Bees was married at All Saints' Church, Loughborough, on 25 April, 1903.  His wife's name is Sarah, and they have two children: Charles William and Lilian Elizabeth. 
Source: VC recipients (VC and DSO book)
(Sherwood Foresters) Derbyshire Regiment
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