Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Bean

Date of birth  1879-11-18  Bathurst, NSW. 
Other  1889  Bean moved with his family to England. 
Date returned to Australia  1904  Bean returned to Australia and was admitted to the New South Wales Bar. 
Other  1908-01  Joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a junior reporter. 
Other  1910  Was posted to London. 
Other  1913  Returned to Sydney as the Herald's lead writer. 
Other  1914-09  Won an Australian Journalists Association ballot and became official correspondent to the AIF, narrowly defeating Keith Murdoch. Bean remained a civilian but held the honorary rank of captain. 
Other  1915-04-25  Landed at Gallipoli. 
Date of honour or award  1916-07-13  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1916-11  Bean suggested to the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Pearce, that photographs and relics of the fighting around Pozieres should be put on display in a national museum. 
Other  1919  Returned to Gallipoli as the head of the Australian Historical Mission to collect relics for the Memorial, obtain Turkish accounts of the campaign and report on the condition of war graves. 
Other  1919 - 1942  Worked on the official history of the First World War. 
Other  1941-11-11  Attended the opening of the Australian War Memorial. 
Other  1942  Chairman of the new Commonwealth Archives Committee. 
Other  1947 - 1958  He chaired the Promotion Appeals Board of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. 
Other  1950  He wrote a history of Australia's non-government schools. 
Other  1952  He became chairman of the Board of Management of the War Memorial (an unpaid position) and accepted a commission to examine First World War relics to determine what should be kept and what discarded. 
Other  1952  Became Chairman of the Australian War Memorial's board. 
Date of death  1968-08-30  Concord, NSW.