1882 Dec 17. born Muskoka , Ontario, Canada (Army record). 1881 census shows his father was a farmer in Muskoka
1915 Jan 25. Enlists in Canadian Exp Force. His next of kin is his wife Madge Farmington Beckett at Tan Home Av, Montreal. He was a storekeeper
1915 Sep 15 Lands in France
1916 Sep 5. Shrops. L.I. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) (attd.): — William Charles Beckett.
1917 Jul 29. MC Gazetted. Temp. 2nd Lt. William Charles Beckett, attd. Shrops. L.I. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although severely wounded, he led a raid into the enemy's front line, and with great courage and determination remained until he had brought it to a successful issue, His presence had a great moral effect on his party.
1918 Mar 5. Shrops L.I Temp. 2nd Lt W C. Beckett, M C , to be temp. Lt.
1920 Sep 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 474. Posted to E Coy
1921 Jul 15 to 12 Aug on Leave
1921 Nov 11. Relinquishes his commission. K.S.L.I. Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: — W. C. Beckett, M.C.
1922 Jan 19 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC