William Henry Beel
Son of Jacob Vivian and Kathleen Beel; husband of Myrtle Beel, of Dunedin, Otago.
"The four sons of Mr and Mrs J. V Beel, 3 Dryden street, Northeast Valley, who have served overseas with the New Zealand Division. Upper: Private Thomas Beel and Corporal William Henry Beel were taken prisoner in Libya, and (lower left) Private Charles Sidney Beel was captured in Greece. All three have since been liberated, and are safe in England. Staff Sergeant James Percival Beel, who also served in the Middle Fast, recently underwent an operation, and is expected back in New Zealand shortly." [Evening Star, Issue 25511, 15 June 1945, Page 6]
"Corporal William Henry Beel, who died in the Dunedin Public Hospital to-day, was one of five sons of Mr and Mrs J. V. Beel, of Dryden street, Normanby, three of whom were prisoners of war. He was a well-known Maniototo footballer before the war. All of the brothers returned to New Zealand at the end of hostilities, but his death was the consequence of war injuries" [Evening Star, Issue 26180, 15 August 1947, Page 8]
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