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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Daisy Irene Beard

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Name Beard, Daisy Irene
Date of birth [Not known]
Place at enrolment [Not known]
Joined WLA 1 September 1939
Left WLA 16 August 1950
WLA No. 13620
Trained [Not known]
Employed Employed by Beds War Ag. at Whipsnade hostel and Sharnbrook hostel.
Married name [Not known]
Further information Served in the WLA throughout its 11 years. First 'Bedfordshire Forewoman', aged 24 years at Whipsnade. Presented to Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace (The Land Girl Magazine, August 1943 p.13). Led the 'Farm Sunday' parade at Wardown Park, Luton in June 1943.
Wardown Park Farm Sunday parade, June 1943

'Farm Sunday' Parade, Wardown Park,Luton, June 1943
(l-r) Mary Hickey (x) and Daisy Beard, Forewoman, leading the parade.


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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