As casualties lists from the Gallipoli Campaign became known in Australia from early May 1915, it became a practice to publish a photograph of individuals. These photographs were supplied by the families of the person on the casualty list. There were few photographs published in relation to the number of casualties listed. To give the extent of the human tragedy that unfolded, the photographs were extracted from the various newspapers and placed in this album. Each photograph is clearly identified to an individual and brief details are given as a short biography.
For a comprehensive listing of photographs in the album, see:
Gallipoli Album, May 1915, Contents
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Lest We Forget
Lieutenant William Christian BEEKEN, a 25 year old Draper from "Woodley", Godwin Street, Bexley, New South Wales. He enlisted on 3 September 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion F Company which embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914. Subsequently BEEKEN was Wounded in Action, 7 May 1915 and then Killed in Action, 6 August 1915.
Sydney Mail, 26 May 1915, p. 8.
The photograph is of Lieutenant William Christian BEEKEN in the uniform of a Captain with the Senior Cadets and prior to the Great War.