QSA (4) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Belfast (2711 Sjt. W. Beech. 2-Dgns.)
Official Replacement, issued 12 December 1923.
William Beech was born at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in 1885. Serving through the Second Boer War with the rank of Sergeant he was invalided on 6 June 1901. Re-enlisting during the First World War and entered the war in France on 25 July 1915, with the Northamptonshire Regiment. Having been discharged to the reserves on 20 February 1919 he wrote in to the War Office to explain that a fire had destroyed his home at Stilton, Peterborough on 19 August 1923 and he wished to have his destroyed medals replaced