Dr. John Stanley Beard - The Very Same

Doreen Jodhan, Michael Oatham


John Stanley Beard was born on February 15, 1916 at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire in England. That first ten years of his career was dedicated to work in the Caribbean and the Tropical America region. For Beard, his first tour of duty 1937-1939 was to be Trinidad. The journey took a couple of weeks by sea on a Dutch boat. He was to assume the post of Divisional Officer as a replacement for John Cater, so he was sent directly to San Fernando headquarters. Beard had no idea what to expect from Trinidad but was pleasantly surprised.

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