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Benjamin Robert LIGHTBODY

Regimental number6371
Place of birthDrik Drik, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressDrik Drik via Heywood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T Lightbody, Drik Drik via Heywood, Victoria
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingLihons, France
Age at death25
Place of burialFouquescourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Drik Drik Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Thomas (d. 30 April 1925, aged 82; bu. Drik Drik Cemetery) and Ellen (d. 29 February 1928, aged 78; bu. Drik Drik Cemetery) LIGHTBODY, Drik Drik, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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