Edmund Charles Beard

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Edmund Charles Beard (1894–1974) CB CBE MC was a British Major-General during the Second World War and in 1946 aide-de-camp to the king, George VI.[1]

Early career

Born 1894 in Terenure, Dublin, Ireland he was the son of civil servant Charles Thomas Beard[2] ISO CB. During the first world war he served with the Royal Irish Regiment, continuing his military career through the inter-war period. From 1948 to 1957 he was Colonel of the South Lancashire Regiment.

Major General

During the Second World War he served in the following capacities:

His portrait as a Major General is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.[3]