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Benjamin George HOLLINGSWORTH

Regimental number208
Place of birthDromedary, Tasmania
SchoolDromedary State School, Dromedary, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressDromedary, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary A Hollingsworth, Dromedary, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary HOLLINGSWORTH, Dromedary, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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