See this post for a letter written by him regarding the deaths of Pte. Hislop and Holland.
Separated from service for “apparent nerve degeneration.” Implication he has a recent case of syphilis.
London Advertiser January 18, 1917. Page 1 and 3. Via Allan Miller at Facebook.
Notation from “The Honour Roll of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914 – 1918”
Beeson, James, Curtis St., St. Thomas; Phys. Dir. St. Thomas C.I.;
5/ 11/ 14, Lieut., 18th Bn., Fr., Dis. 13/1/17.
He was the Physical Education Director for St. Thomas Collegiate Institute.
I have recently acquired a WW1 CANADA officers cap from England
Appears to have ” JC Beeson 18th Br C.E.F ” written on the liner
I believe it belonged to this soldier and if so adds to the info on him
Pictures available if requested