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Benjamin Davies JOHNS

Regimental number2153
Place of birthPembrokeshire, Wales
SchoolMartletwy School, Wales
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Johns, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Previous military serviceA member of the Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 6 August 1915

FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLeane's Trench, Gallipoli, Turkey
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 20), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Family/military connectionsCousin to Corporal J John and Pte A John (deceased).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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