There are 113 names on the War Memorial in Park Avenue, one being Joseph Hector MacDonald Beavis, known as Hector. Hector Beavis was the eighth child of Frank & Edith Beavis of Morey’s Cottage, Steephill, Ventnor. When Hector was 15 he enlisted in the Merchant Navy, joining the Union-Castle Line as an ordinary seaman. One of his first postings was on board the Braemar Castle, one of two Hospital Ships he served on (the other being HMHS Glenart Castle).
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