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Benjamin Bennett LEANE

Regimental number3
Date of birth19 May 1889
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRudolph Terrace, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Phyllis Gwendolyn Leane, 18 Rudolph Terrace, Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room Sergeant
Unit name10th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion


Unit: 10th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 April 1915


Unit: Camel Corps
Promotion date: 21 August 1915

Temporary Captain

Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 22 March 1916


Unit: 48th Battalion
Promotion date: 23 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.
Recommendation date: May 1915

Order of the White Eagle (Serbia)

Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateKilled in Action 10 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. I), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Alice LEANE; Wife: Phyllis LEANE, Marlborough Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia

Order of the White Eagle - 5th Class (with swords (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Colonel Raymond Lionel LEANE, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.

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