Frederick Arthur Beard

Beard-Fred-Name   Frederick Arthur Beard

 Number    Private 4146

Battalion      59th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Fairbank via Korumburra

Next of Kin   His father William George Beard of Fairbank via Korumburra

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 27/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 24 years 1 month 5’8”, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Baptist

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds received at Armentieres or possibly Fromelles in a military hospital in Edmonton London on 30/7/1916

Location of grave or memorial

Fred is buried in Heroes Corner Tottenham Cemetery London

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a resident of Fairbank

Military History

  • 27/7/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 29/12/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes
  • 16/3/16 He was admitted to hospital in Cairo with mumps
  • 25/3/16 He was discharged
  • 21/4/16 He was transferred to the 59th Battalion at Duntroon plateau
  • 18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 29/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/7/16 He was wounded at Fromelles in abdomen and leg
  • 22/7/16 He went to hospital train
  • 26/7/16 He went to England from Boulogne
  • 30/7/16 He died of wounds
  • He was buried in Tottenham Cemetery London
  • His effects were:- a small bag, 3 pencils, a testament, 1 F M card, a broken watch, a cigarette holder, correspondence, tooth brush, comb, identity disc
  • The family received the plaque and scroll in 1921

Page 38 of his file is a letter from his brother. He wrote the letter on paper with the letterhead Commercial Hotel Leongatha


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