Thomas BEARD

BEARD, Thomas

Service Number: 6706
Enlisted: 22 May 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Enfield, Middlesex, England, 4 October 1877
Home Town: Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Confectioner
Died: Natural Causes, North Sydney, New South Wales, 6 October 1955, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

22 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6706, 7th Infantry Battalion, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6706, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Port Napier embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
17 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6706, 7th Infantry Battalion, SS Port Napier, Sydney
4 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 6706, 7th Infantry Battalion


Thomas Beard (my grand-uncle) was a confectioner, aged 38 at enlistment, lived with parents at Dulwich Hill, trained at Liverpool and Cootamundra; date of embarkation for overseas 17-11-16; arr Davenport 20-01-1917.
Sent to France arr 10-05-1917, thence Belgium, stayed in service during 1919 in England, part service with Field Ambulance; Returned to Port Darwin 28-07-1919; Discharged 4-09-1919, no disabilities.

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