Vale 424960 Major Andrew Michael BEARD, RAInf and RAE

I have been advised of the passing of Maj Andrew (Andy)BEARD a younger member of our cohort.

Andrew enlisted into the Infantry and went on to be selected to the Officer Cadet School at Portsea

and graduated with the rank of Second Lieutenant in December 1979. He transferred to the RAE.

and served the Corps in varying postings including the SO2(Works), South Queensland Logistics Group.

Andy died in Victoria on 21 January 2023 after a battle with a long illness.

A highly respected officer and a great mate to his cohort.

To his family and friends, condolences are offered, he is at peace now and no longer suffering is pain.

I thank John Pritchard, Paul Asbury, and Mark Heinrich for the information on this sad event.

My kindest regards at this sad time.

John Sahariv

Fellow Sapper


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