Bernard James Lewis Beard M.C


1884 Aug 12. Born Swadlincote Parish, Burton on Trent

1891 census living with parents in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, England

1901 census - living with mother and stepfather at Church Gresley, Derbyshire, England

1911 census a visitor at 51 Grafton Road Horn Lane Acton

1913 Apr 8. Leaves UK for Secondee, West Africa. He is a Mining Assistant. Travels 1st class.

1914 Aug 5. Attests as a Private in 15 London Regt. No 2016. Civil Service Rifles. He gives his profession as "broker", address as Repton, Burton on Trent.

1915 Feb 11. The Lincolnshire Regiment. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants - Bernard James Lewis Beard

1915 Sep 27 Lincs Regt from a 2nd Lt Res Battalion, to be a temp Lt

1916 Mar 16 to 24 Apr. Linc Regt. The .undermentioned temp. Lts. to be temp. Capts. whilst comdg. a Co.: — B. J. L. Beard.

1916 Jul 3. Linc. Regt. The undermentioned to be temp. Capts. whilst comdg. a Co.: Temp. Lt. B. J. L. Beard. 3 July 1916.

1916 Oct 25. Linc Regt. Temp. Lt. B. J. L. Beard relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Company.

1917 Feb 12. To be a Staff Capt and be transferred to the general list Temp capt B J L Beard.

1918 Jun 3. M.C. Gazetted to T./Capt. Bernard James Lewis Beard, Gen. List.

1918 Jun 27. Staff Capt. Temp. Capt. B. J. L. Beard, Gen. List.

1919 May 21. Attached to HQ Units. Staff Capts.—Temp. Capt. B. J. L, Beard, M.C., Gen. List.

1919 Aug 29. Serving in Egypt. His horse shied and threw him, causing injury to hip, arm and shoulder

1920 Feb 24 General List. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service: Temp. Cap. B. J. L. Beard, M.C., and retains the rank of Capt. His address is given as Luccomle, Hanon on Hill, Nottingham

His obituary says he went on a special commission to Mesopotamia, and then to Warsaw in connection with a food distribution scheme. An attack by the Reds forced his return to UK. The Red attack on Warsaw was in Aug 1920

1920 Apr/Jun Married in London to Alice E Smith. She was born Alice Mansfield, and had been widowed on the death of her first husband Herbert Smith in a motor accident about 1914.

1920 Sep 17. joined RIC no 73551, ADRIC no 579. Posted to F Coy

1920 Sep 29 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Mar 14 Shot during raid on IRA headquarters in Brunswick St, Dublin. Admitted King George V Hospital

1921 Mar 15 died in Dublin following being wounded in Brunswick Street raid. Death registered Bernard J L Beard


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