Marie Alexina Annette Beard England Ghana Jamaica Saint Kitts and Nevis

Biography of Marie Alexina Annette Beard

Marie Alexina Annette Beard MBChB 1911
Marie Alexina Annette Beard MBChB 1911

Marie Alexina Annette Beard graduated MBChB from the University in 1911, the same year as her brother, William Egon Halman and two years before her other brother Emile Augustine Cameron.

Upon graduation, Beard returned to the then British West Indies, where she married Matthew Ignatius Thornton Cassidy, who she had met at the University of Glasgow. They married at St Andrew, Jamaica, on 16 April 1913. He was also a medical practitioner in Jamaica, where they lived until his appointment as Medical District Officer at Accra, Gold Coast, modern day Ghana.

They both served in the Royal Medical Corps during WWI.


Archival Materials

  • R12/02/0167 Married Female Students Database
  • R3/1/1 (vol 2) Register of dates of birth of graduates 1881-1915


Marie Alexina Annette Beard
Born 19 December 1880.
GU Degree: MBChB, 1911; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
Occupation categories: surgeons
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, 1911
Record last updated: 13th Aug 2013

Country Associations

England England, Surrey
Place of Birth

England England, Maidenhead
Place of Death

Ghana Ghana, Accra

Jamaica Jamaica, St Andrew

Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis, St Christopher

University Connections

University Roles