Derrick Miles BEARD was born 27 October 1927 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. He married Patricia Margaret PETTY February 1949 in Binstead, Isle of Wight, England. He died 13 June 2006 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Patricia Margaret PETTY was born 18 March 1932 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. She died 05 January 1999 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England.

Children of Derrick Miles BEARD and Patricia Margaret PETTY are:
1. Shirley Ann BEARD, b. Private See Donald George KNIBBS & Shirley Ann BEARD
2. Avril Lorraine BEARD, b. Private
3. Linda Jane BEARD, b. Private
4. Angela Mary BEARD, b. Private
5. Peter Anthony BEARD, b. Private

Marriage Notes for Derrick Miles BEARD\Patricia Margaret PETTY:

Notes for Derrick Miles BEARD:

Also known as: Pete

Derick (or Pete as he was always known) was the son of James Beard and his wife Dolly Miles. He served in the Royal Navy aboard HMS Nelson as a Boy Sailor between 1942 and 1945. He was awarded the Burma Star for his service during WWII and was a proud member of the Burma Star Association.

See image of the ship on which he served.


Isle of Wight War Memorial Index Record
Surname: Beard
Initials: D M
Memorial: Arreton St George's Church Burma Star Association Roll of Honour
Memorial link
War: WW II
Status: Served
Memorial entry: Beard D.M. : H.M.S. Nelson, Royal Navy.

From the Isle of Wight Cpounty Press, 16 June, 2006:
BEARD, Derrick (known as Pete). Passed away peacefully at St. Marys Hospital on Tuesday. June 13, aged 78 years. Much loved husband of the late Patricia Beard and father of Shirley. Avril. Linda. Angela and Peter. Loved grandfather and great-grandfather and lifelong friend to Pete Campbell. He will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Funeral service at Newport Crematorium on Thursday. June 22 at 1.30pm. Family flowers only but any donations, if desired. to Cancer Research.


Pete's ashes are buried beneath a commemorative plaque in the Garden of Remembrance at Whippingham, together with those of his wife Pat.

Notes for Patricia Margaret PETTY:

Pat was the daughter of Frank Petty and his wife Margaret Fennerell. Frank was born on the Isle of Wight but Margaret was from Barrinstown, County Kildare, Ireland. Frank Petty died in 1936, and Margaret remarried to a man named Stanley Taylor.

Following the death of her stepfather, Stanley Taylor, Pat took over the running of his furniture shop, Taylor's of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

From the Isle of Wight County Press, 15 January, 1999:

BEARD (Patricia Margaret). Beloved wife of 50 years. Sadly departed. January 5, but never to be forgotten All my love until we meet again. Pete
BEARD (Patricia). To our dear Mum and Nan Taken so suddenly. but never to be forgotten Rest in peace, love. Angie. lain, Paul. Mark and Ale

BEARD (Patricia Margaret). Dearest mother and special friend. Taken from us. January 5 Will love and remember you always, with all our love, Avnl, Graham. Annette and Simon x

BEARD (Patricia Margaret). Wonderful mother and friend. you will always be with us in our hearts and minds Greatly missed. All our love. Peter, Claudin and Mathew

BEARD (Patricia Margaret). Died suddenly. at home, on January 5 Dearest Mum and friend, who was always there to give us strength and love God bless you, all our love. Linda. Tony and Christopher x

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