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950509
  • Title
    Letter from Lieutenant William Christian Beeken, Gallipoli Peninsula, 2 June 1915
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8143
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    2 June 1915
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    950509
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Lieutenant William Christian Beeken, was born 1st May 1889. The 25 year old draper 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
  • Scope and Content
    Autograph letter signed by William C. Beeken, 2 June 1915, to his family. He writes about the voyage to Gallipoli and the conditions once landed. He writes about an armistice with the Turks to collect their dead and about rations.
    Also included is an autograph letter dated 14 December 1915 from No.4 General Hospital Randwick to his father Mr Beeken (signature indecipherable).
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
  • General note

    Transferred from Mitchell Library Pictures November 1984. 1 silver gelatin photoprint at PXA 1011 / 40
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1064092
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