Carpenter Thomas Smith Beckett served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. He was the son of Archibald Beckett and Margaret Beckett of Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
He died on 20th July 1940 aged 32 years old. At the time, he was part of the crew of SS Troutpool. The cargo-laden steamship activated 2 acoustically detonated mines in Belfast Lough. The Captain had docked in Bangor, Co. Down for degaussing en route from Rosario, Argentina to Glasgow, Scotland.
Thomas Smith Beckett’s grave is in Section 5X, Grave 21 of Bangor New Cemetery, Bangor, Co. Down. His headstone bears the inscription:
Till He come.