Harry Frederick Beckley
Harry was born on 26 November 1883, the son of William J Beckley, a Clerk. He entered Alleyn’s in January 1896 and left in July 1901. While at Alleyn’s he lived firstly at 69 Geneva Road, Brixton and later at 35 Shakespeare Road, Herne Hill. By 1908 the family had moved to 19 Winterbrook Road, Herne Hill. He was the eldest of three brothers who attended Alleyn’s. His younger brothers being Herbert E Beckley (born 27 Jan 1886 and attended Alleyn’s from January 1899 until December 1900) and Victor Lionel Beckley (born 8 December 1893 and attended Alleyn’s from 1908 until 1909). He also had two sisters Ethel and Janetta.
Harry attended the University of London in 1901 and later enlisted in the Royal Engineers.