|Place of birth||Moonta, South Australia|
|School||Wallaroo Public & State Schools, South Australia|
|Address||Wallaroo Mines, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emily Beare, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 year in the 81st Bn, Senior Cadets, and 3 years in the 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||After repeated rejections was eventually successful in enlisting. An only son.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Kadina Memorial High School Roll of Honour, South Australia. Parents: Nicholas and Emily BEARE. Native of Moonta Mines, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Cousins: 4 killed in the war.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Outpost Road Head, 14 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916).
Statement, 2993 Pte W. TAYLOR, 32nd Bn (patient, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, England), 8 January 1917: 'My mate Brighton, George 2694, 32nd Battn. told me that he had seen Sergt Beare killed at Armentieres at 8.30 a.m. about July 20th/16. He stood up and had five shots rapid. He was then called to breakfast and said "I'll have just one more shot" when a bullet took him in the middle of his forehead.'
Note on Red Cross File No 300204: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEARE Bertie
Red Cross file 300204