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Rev. William Beech Masefield             1884-1940
William was born on 30 November 1884, the son of Rev. William Beech Masefield and Thomasine Jane Gifford Mayne, at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
He attended Jesus College, Cambridge; BA 1908; Lichfield Theological College 1908; Deacon 1908; priest in 1909 by the Bishop of Peterborough.
He was Curate of Rushden 1908-1910. He married Eileen Muriel Roe in 1910, and was curate of Ascot 1910-1912.
Maidstone 1918-19, Apollo 1919, Royal Arthur 1919, Pandora 1920-21, Revenge 1921-4, and Vivid 1924-25.
He was Curate of Stoke Damerel 1925-26; Vicar of Hilderstone 1926-33; Rector of Stopham, Diocese of Chichester from 1933
He served as Air Raid Warden of Stopham Rectory, Pulborough, and was killed by enemy action on 4 October 1940, at Stopham Road. A memorial tablet in a lay-by off the A283 between Pulborough and Stopham still documents this moment in time.
Eileen Muriel Roe                                 1884-1975
Eileen was born on 11 January 1884, the daughter of Richard George Roe and Isabella Bishop, at Plymouth, Devonshire.
I have identified the following children.
  Joan Eileen Born 14 Mar 1911   Ascot, Berkshire  
John Aidan Beech Born 8 Sep 1914   Sunningdale, Surrey Killed in action, 1942

Birth of Parents
William Beech Masefield b: 30 Nov 1884               Cheltenham, Gloucestershire       1884 4Q Cheltenham 6a 430
son of Rev. William Beech Masefield and Thomasine Jane Gifford Mayne

Eileen Muriel Roe b: 11 Jan 1884               Plymouth, Devonshire       1884 1Q Plymouth 5b 276
daughter of Richard George Roe and Isabella Bishop
Marriage
3 Feb 1910
William Beech Masefield
Eileen Muriel Roe
Sunningdale       1910 1Q Windsor 2c 823

Children
Joan Eileen Masefield b: 14 Mar 1911               Ascot, Berkshire       1911 1Q Easthampstead 2c 414
daughter of William Beech Masefield and Eileen Muriel Roe

1911 Census RG14-169 3 April 1911 Ascot, Berkshire
Tittensor, London Road   (9 Rooms)
William Beech Masefiels
Eileen Muriel (Wife)
Joan Eileen (Dau)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 26
Age 27
2 Wks
Colliery Store Agent

Clergyman
Cheltenham
Plymouth
Ascot
Gloucestershire
Devon
Berkshire
30 Nov 1884
11 Jan 1884
14 Mar 19112
Eileen had One child, and she is still living.

John Aidan Beech Masefield b: 8 Sep 1914               Sunningdale, Surrey       1914 4Q Chertsey 2a 119
son of William Beech Masefield and Eileen Muriel Roe

Death
Rev William Beech Masefield Died 4 Oct 1940, Age 55,       1840 4Q Chanctonbury 2b 853

The Times, Tuesday, Oct 8, 1940                         DEATHS
  Masefield - In Oct., 1940, William Beech Masefield, late R.N., Rector of Stopham and Hardbam.
LLANDUDNO   24 Dec 1940                         Probate
MASEFIELD, William Beech - of Stopham Rectory, Pulborough, Sussex, died 4 October 1940, Probate Llandudno 24 December, to The Public Trustee
.   Effects £7,674 18s 7d.

IN Memory of
Lieutenant JOHN AIDAN BEECH MASEFIELD
166309, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
attd. Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Who Died Age 27
ON 1 SEPTEMBER 1942

Son of the Revd. William Beech Masefield, B.A., and Eileen Muriel Masefield

REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

Death
Eileen Muriel (Roe) Masefield Died Mar 1975, Age 91,     West Sussex     1975 Mar Chichester 18 1821

SPECIAL THANKS  to Jane of Ottawa Ontario Canada; the Great Great Granddaughter of Sarah Anne Clark née Roe for many of the details provided above, and also Campbell McCutcheon, for the photograph from HMS Highflyer.