Born: 21st May 1897, Ipswich.
Died: 24th November 1917; age 20; Died of Wounds in Salonica, Greece.
Joined the 1st Suffolk Yeomanry at the outbreak of war, and was wounded at Anzac Cove. Valentine rejoined at Alexandria and was recommended for a commission, he under went his training at Wadham’s College, Oxford. Whilst at the college he gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
Ailment: Peritonsillar abscess – Quinsey 18th August 1917.
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant.
Regiment: King’s Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Patty Beard, of 298, Norwich Road, Ipswich.
1901 74, Orford Street, Ipswich.
Valentine was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Edward Beard, 40, a House Furnisher – employer, born Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Patty Repton Beard (nee Barratt), 33, born Leicester, Leicestershire.
Marian Beard, 7, born Ipswich.
2 general domestic servants.
Valentine was 13 years old and living with his parents, sister & paternal grandmother.
Edward, 50, a House Furnisher – employer.
Sarah Beard, 76, a widow, born Birmingham, Warwickshire.
1 general domestic servant.
Valentine attended Ipswich School – entered 1906 – he was in the O.T.C. Valentine left in 1912 to enter the business of his uncle Messrs. T. Parkington & Son, Ipswich.
Valentine’s medals were sent to his family on the 4th August 1921.
THE KING’S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/kings-own-royal-lancaster-regiment/