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Frederick George BEARD

Regimental number3687
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressSeaview, Outtrim, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, C. Beard, Seaview, Outtrim, Victoria
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Frederick spelt Fredrick
Medals

Military Medal

'At about 6.30 p.m. on the 7th August 1917 a Heavy Battery position at about I.3.c.7.4. was being shelled by enemy 8" when a dump of 60.pdr. ammunition was hit and set alight. Bombardier (A/Cpl) F.G. BEARD immediately left his Battery Shelter and went to the assistance of Sergeant SUTHERLAND who was proceeding to put out the fire, and notwithstanding the heavy enemy shelling and explosions of ammunition in the pit, he persevered in his task until the fire was extinguished. this N.C.O. assisted in saving a large quantity of ammunition and his courage and perseverance were a fine example to all ranks in both Batteries.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Date of death25 April 1957
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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