The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Walter Beard

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Walter Frederick Beard

Ancestor's date of birth: 13/04/1871

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 521 / 39668

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Units: Victorian Citizens' Bushmen / Scottish Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 248

Contingent: 3 Victorian

Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 10/03/1900

Ship: Britannic, Date of Sailing: 24/09/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: (VCB only) April 1900-April 1901 as part of Vialls' 3rd Bushmen Regt in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal including skirmish at Koster River where six killed (22 July 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt including charge at Wolwekuil (14 February 1901) and advance on Pietersburg.

Service and life after the Boer War: Royal Natal Constabulary Zulu Rebellion 1906

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Edward George Beard, Kilsyth VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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