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Robert Leslie BEARD

Regimental number853
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolFremantle Boys' School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address70 Padbury Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Henry Beard, 53 Holdsworth Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 15 June 1915
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 June 1915
Age at death24
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Memorial No. 69), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: Henry and Caroline BEARD, 105 Hamersley Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 236 Ernest George BEARD, MM, 10th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 26 January 1919; 367 Corporal Hubert Edgar BEARD, 10th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919; 2 other brothers.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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