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Private Thomas BEARD, 205599, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, Abbeville, Flanders, France, 11th April 1918.

Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of S H Beard, Howarth Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

16th April 1906, Parish Church Attercliffe, married Mary Ann Allen, spinster, of 39 Edward Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Children - Frederick William Beard, born 30th August 1906, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Annie Louisa Beard, born 1st November 1908, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Thomas William Beard, born 30th December 1911, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Willie Beard, born 24th December 1915, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Three brothers, ages & addresses unknown.


1911 Census - 39 Newark Street,  Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire. - Thomas Beard, head, age 29, married, general labourer, ironworker, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; Mary Beard, wife age 25, married 5 years, 2 children, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; Annie Beard, daughter, age 2, Sheffield, Yorkshire; Frederick Beard, son age 4, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.


Enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire, age 33, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 128lbs. Resided 39 Edward Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formerly shell forgeman / press hand.

Home 2nd December 1915 to 5th July 1917; BEF 6th July 1917 to 11th April 1918.

2nd December 1915, enlisted into 4th Battalion, Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment, 204519, & posted Army Reserve; 19th March 1917, mobilized; 6th July 1917, embarked Folkestone, Kent; 7th July 1917, disembarked Boulogne, joined 34th Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 22nd July 1917, transferred to 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th April 1918, 43 Field Ambulance, wounded, gun shot wound chest; 11th April 1918, 2nd Stationery Hospital, Abbeville, died of wounds.

1st October 1918, pension of 33/- a week awarded to widow & four children.

20th October 1918, date to which separation allowance of 31/- a week will be paid.

Buried at  Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, IV.A.3., Somme, France.

NOTE : CWGC web site shows initial as I.


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