Studio portrait of 142 Private (Pte) John James Beckham, C Company, 24th Battalion, of Geelong, ...

Accession Number P08879.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 142 Private (Pte) John James Beckham, C Company, 24th Battalion, of Geelong, Vic. An orchardist prior to enlistment he embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Euripides (A14) on 10 May 1916. He was taken on strength and transferred to 6th Light Australian Trench Mortar Battery on 11 May 1917. Pte Beckham was killed in action at Passchendaele on 4 October 1917. He is buried at the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.