The Bean Brothers
Elder Brother Charles
A 1914 Star Trio Rifle Brigade 1915 Casualty Trio awarded to Rifleman Charles Alfed Bean, 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade who died of shrapnel wounds to the legs on the 28th April 1915 received in action at Hill 37, comprising 1914 Star, copy Aug-Nov clasp, (9230 Pte C. Bean. 1/Rif: Brig.), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (9230 Pte. C.A. Bean Rif. Brig.) lighty toned very fine.
Charles is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord.
Sold with a comprehensive file of photocopied information as to the movements of the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade from 23rd August 1914 when Rifleman Bean landed in France to his death from wounds received in action at Hill 37 in April 1915, copy Medal Index Card, copy Service Papers and Commonwealth War Graves Commission information.
Younger Brother James
A Great War, WW2, Territorial Group of 5 awarded to Private, later Gunner, James Frederick Bean, 2nd and 1st Battalion’s The Royal Berkshire Regiment and the Warwickshire Regiment in 1916-17; in World War Two he re-enlisted into the Royal Regiment of Artillery and served with a Heavy Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Unit. Comprising, 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (220695 Pte. J.F. Bean. R. Berks. R.), 1939-45 Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, both unnamed as issued, Efficiency Medal, GVIR, Territorial suspension, (1464537 Gnr. J.F. Bean. R.A.), mounted for wear, very fine.
Sold with copied Medal Index Card, census returns and copy WW2 RA Attestation Book entry.
A superb family group.