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Naval officer

John Reginald Beardall, American naval officer. Awarded Mexican Service, Victory and Navy Expeditionary, Navy and Marine Corps, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster; Abdon Calderon (Ecuador), Orden del Sal (gran official), Orden Militar de Ayacucho (Peru). Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Beardall, John Reginald was born on February 7, 1887 in Sanford, Florida, United States. Son of William and Florence (Bonser) Beardall.


Graduate Porter Military Academy, 1904. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1942.

Doctor of Science, University Southern California, 1943.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1910, promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1941. Commanded company of United States Ship Vermont at seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914. Attached to United States Ship Kansas and gunnery officer United States Ship New Hampshire during World War.

Aide to commander Special Service Squadron, 1923-1925. Commanded United States Ship Sands, 1925. On duty in Europe, 1926-1929, Naval War College, 1931-1933.

Executive officer United States Ship Minneapolis, 1933-1935. Staff camdr. Battle Force, 1935-1936. Aide to secretary of Navy, 1936-1939.

Commander United States Ship Vincennes, 1939-1941. Aide to President of the United States, 1941-1942. Superintendent United States Naval Academy 1942-1945.

Appointed commandant 15th Naval District, commander S.E. Pacific, 1945. Retired 1946.


Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Edith Jett McCormick, February 10, 1917. Children: Edith A. (Mistress Y. Fitzhugh Hardcastle), John Reginald (United States Navy), Geoffrey Bonser.

William Beardall

Florence (Bonser) Beardall

Edith Jett McCormick

John Reginald Beardall (United States Navy)

Edith A. Beardall (Mistress Y. Fitzhugh Hardcastle)

Geoffrey Bonser Beardall