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|Name:||Beard, Sidney Ernest|
|Place of Birth:||Bristol (England)|
|Next of Kin:||A. Beard - Father ; 28 Perry Street, Stapleton Road, Bristol, England.|
|Biographical notes:||Beard worked at Vestey's prior to the war, and served in the same company as Alf O'Niell, J.A. Fahey and O'Keefe but was gassed soon after arrival at the front.|
|Date of Enlistment:||13-Sep-1916|
|Age at Enlistment:||26|
|Place of Enlistment:||Melbourne (Vic.)|
|Unit:||2nd Tunnelling Company|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1962|
|Place of Death:||Bendigo (Vic.)|
|Service History:||Enlisted 21 January 1916 and was discharged at his own request on 8 August 1916, because he was desirous of returning to civilian life. Enlisted again in August 1916 but was declared unfit due to defective vision. Enlisted again on 18 September 1916 with medical caveats. Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on 25 October 1916. Beard was gassed on 28 May 1917 and disembarked in Melbourne per 'Llanstephan Castle' on 16 April 1918. Beard was discharged medically unfit due to gas poisoning on 9 October 1918.|
|Related link:||Service Record|
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011.
Unit War Diary
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 20 September 1917: p.8.
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A38 'Ulysses'
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
|Appears in Collections:||Returned ANZACs|
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