William Christian Beeken
Lieutenant William Christian Beeken, by [James Charles] Cruden, PXA 1011 / 40

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First name: William

Middle name: Christian

Last name: Beeken

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Lieutenant William Christian Beeken, was born 1st May 1889. The 25 year old from Bexley enlisted on 3 September 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion F Company. The Company embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. Beeken was wounded in action on 7 May 1915 and subsequently killed in action, 6 August 1915.

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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