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BEARD, Francis James

CFHS Ref 12367
War WW I
Surname BEARD
Forenames Francis James
Nationality UK
Rank Stoker
Service No K/10768
Unit / Vessel HMS Emperor of India
Service Royal Navy
1914 Star1914 Star
British War Medal WW IBritish War Medal WW I
Victory Medal WW IVictory Medal WW I
Date Of Death 03-Aug-21
Cause Heatstroke and malaria
Interred Kalkara Naval Cemetery,Malta
Parish War Memorial Mabe PC
Age 28
Year Born 1893
Place Of Birth Budock
Parents William Francis and Annie (nee RULE) BEARD
Remarks Died at Malta Hospital, Malta. Francis joined the Navy at Devonport on 13 Mar 1911, just after his 18th birthday. He was a stoker and served on a good number of ships, including HMS Fox (his photograph was taken then, in 1915 at the age of 22. He served through the First World War and was awarded the usual war service medals. Having signed on for 12 years, he continued his naval career after the Great War, spending some time on a Russian ship in the Black Sea, the Slava in 1919. In the summer of 1921, he was serving on HMS Empreror of India when he became ill, and was taken to the Naval Hospital in Malta. He died there, of heatstroke and malaria.
War Grave - Francis James BEARD

War Grave – Francis James BEARD

War Grave - Francis James BEARDWar Grave – Francis James BEARD


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