VALENTINE EDWARD BEARD*

Born: 21st May 1897, Ipswich.

Died: 24th November 1917; age 20; Died of Wounds in Salonica, Greece.

Wounded at Anzac Cove.

Ailment: Peritonsillar abscess – Quinsey 18/08/1917.

After fighting in Alexandria, Valentine was recommended for a commission and went to Wadham’s College, Oxford. Whilst at the college he gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Regiment: King’s Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

E.1077.

Karasouli Military Cemetery,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Patty Beard, of 298, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

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.

1911

Valentine was 13 years old and living with his parents, sister & paternal grandmother.

Edward, 50, a House Furnisher – employer.

Patty, 43.

Marian, 17.

Sarah Beard, 76, a widow, born Birmingham, Warwickshire.

1 general domestic servant.

 

Valentine attended Ipswich School 1906 – 1912. He was in the O.T.C.

 

Valentine’s medals were sent to his family on the 4th August 1921.

 

 

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