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William BENCH

Regimental number2120
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address110 Rae Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Bench, 110 Rae Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2120A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 May 1916
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 15), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Jemima BENCH, husband of Mrs. M. BENCH. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 6th Bn at Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Lemnos, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Killed in action, 11 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENCH William

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