Lieutenant E.R.F. Becher
Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers
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Cemetery: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
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Lieutenant E.R.F. Becher, Royal Munster Fusiliers, aged 19, died of wounds received on the 19th of July while leading his men in a gallant charge against the enemy. Soon after going to France he was appointed Bombing Officer to the Battalion, and if he had survived he would have been recommended for the Military Cross. He was the only son of Mr. E. W. Becher, Castlefann House, Lismore, and was educated at Mr. Blunt's School, Horsham, and Marlborough College, Wilts. Lieutenant Becher was in direct line with Colonel Thomas Becher. who was Aide-de-Camp to King William. at the Battle of the Boyne, and who was presented by Majesty on the occasion with his watch, which is still in possession of the family.