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Person Details

BERNARD, Bernard Frederick Paul

Memorials

Name: Beaumont College WW1 and WW2 Burfield Road, Old Windsor
NIWM Ref: 64242
RBWM Ref: WM283

Person Details

Place of birth: Farnborough, Hampshire
Gender: Male
Date of death: 18/12/1914
Place of death: Fleurbaix, France
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 20
CWGC Ref: 874513
TWGPP Ref: 887784

Military details

Joined: Commissioned
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Royal Military College Sandhurst
Rank: Cadet

Relatives

Father Sir Edgar BERNARD KBE

Additional information

He was the son of Col E E Bernard CMG, and was killed by rifle fire whilst cutting wire in front of enemy trench. He was one of two soldiers, from Beaumont College, who were killed at the end of December 1914, and were buried during the “Christmas truce” with German officers present to pay their respects. This happened in two separate places along the front, for Lt Bernard Bernard, Warwicks and Lt Richard Nugent, Scots Gds.
He is remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Resources

Summary: Beaumont Union
There is a detailed account of action at the front at the time of his death, telling his story.

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