| || Date: 14 November 1851|
Place: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|Arrived WA with parents January 1853 on Travancore|
|Son of John Besley Charles, carpenter and baker, and Jane Callcott |
Marriage and Family
|Married 9 November 1875, Wesley Church, Perth to Selena Arnold (born 10 October 1852 and died 1 August 1944), daughter of William and Elizabeth Lanark Smart|
Children: one son
|Date: 5 January 1924|
Place: West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
|Educated Government School and Flemings School|
|Employed in printing office of Inquirer 1866–1869, then successively worked as cabinet maker (at time of marriage) and furnisher, builder and contractor, bootmaker, lumber, grain and produce merchant, and again builder and contractor|
1886 took over bakery business from father
Local Government Service
|Perth City Council 1895–1901|
Leederville Municipal Council 1896–1900, 1902–1903, Mayor 1904–1905
|Liberal until 1917 then National Party|
|27 December 1905|
|Search for speeches by John Veryard|
- MLA Balcatta 27 October 1905–11 September 1908; Leederville 21 October 1914–12 March 1921
- Contested Balcatta 11 September 1908, Leederville 3 October 1911
|Prominent member of Good Templars, Rechabites, and Orange Lodge, first Grand Master of WA|
|D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 199.|
Dictionary of Western Australians, 1829-1914. Volume 4. Part 2, L-Z. The challenging years, 1868-1888.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 398.
West Australian 29 October 1905, 8 January 1924.
Wilson, J. Graham Western Australia's Centenary, p. 175.