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Benjamin Walter FRANKLIN

Regimental number2359
Date of birth22 September 1891
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolEdwardstown Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMitcham Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Edward William Franklin, Mitcham Park, South Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
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War service: Egypt, France, Belgium.

Wounded, Warlancourt, 6 March 1917; invalided to Kitchener's Hospital, Brighton, England, and VAD, East Grinstead, Stilton House; recovered, April 1917. Wounded, second occasion, 9 August 1918; invalided to 22nd General Hospital, Etaples, France; recovered, 5 September 1918.

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