William Beeching

William Beeching
Date of birth: 
Sunday, 22 June 1913
Marital status: 
single
Ethnicity/Nationality: 
Canadian
Profession: 
accountant
Hometown(s): 
Regina, Saskatchewan
Education: 
university: economics, accounting, stenography
Political affiliation: 
Communist Party of Canada, 1936; Young Communist League, 1936; Expelled from the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
Affiliations to union and social groups: 
Involved in various strikes and pickets; Involved in the Regina Riot
Involvement in On-to-Ottawa Trek: 
Participated in the On-to-Ottawa Trek.
Prior military experience: 
Militia 1932, 3 months
Approximate date arrived in Spain: 
1937-10-26
Unit: 
Lincoln-Washington Battalion; Guard duty in Albacete; Guarded transportation of money to Barcelona
Final status: 

Survived; Returned to Canada on the Duchess of Richmond, February 1939; Interned in Canada 1940-42; Served in the Canadian army in 1943; Involved with the MacPap Veterans Association; Visited Spain with Veterans Delegation September 1979; died 1990

Sources: 
Figueres List; NAC, M-P Collection, Dent, V. 2, F. 8-10, Subject Files, Beeching, William C.: Correspondence, Mac-Pap Battalion History Project, 1979-1981, 1982-1986, & Reminiscences of SCW, two articles, one draft, 1979-1980; Momryk; Petrou. (exp fr CCF; fl 539 says NP, likely wrong); Author Canadian Volunteers; Papers in National Archives of Canada in Ottawa; Other material in University of Regina; Ancestry