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Beard, Nelson

Son of Charles Beard and Eleanor Jane Beard née Richards

Spouse of Agnes Ellen Beard née Diggins

Born 11th February 1906 at Teddington

Lived at 62 Victor Road, Teddington

Attended the Warspite training ship from age 14

Served as a ‘Greaser’ in the Merchant Navy

Died 4th August 1943, aged 37

His ship the ‘Fort La Montee’ exploded outside Algiers Horbour. The ship broke in two with the aft section sinking in forty feet of water. Believed to have been buried at El Alia in Algiers

Listed on the Merchant Navy Memorial (Tower Hill, London) (Panel 50)|

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