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George Rupert BENFIELD

Regimental number9564
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address'Cooma', 376 Miller Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, G.A. Benfield, 'Cooma', 376 Miller Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Medical Corps National Reserve (6 months)
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Stationary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 26 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George A. and Elsie M. BENDER; Wife: Ellen Margaret BENDER
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service Egypt

Marched out of Base Details, Tel el Kebir, 1 May 1916; taken on strength of No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 23 May 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 20 May 1916; discharged, 14 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 4 August 1916 (appendicular colic); No 2 Australian Hospital moves to Port Said, 6 August 1916; discharged from No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 14 September 1916.

Marched out of Port Said, 18 November 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 1 October 1917 (not yet diagnosed: abdominal pain); discharged, 8 October 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 21 December 1917 (appendicitis); discharged, 29 December 1917.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 6 February 1918 (appendicitis); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 1 March 1918; discharged, 27 March 1918, and rejoined No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, the same day.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 20 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 1 June 1918.

Classified 'B1', 5 August 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 19 August 1918 (influenza).

Classified 'C', 9 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Somali', 26 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death20 February 1934
Age at death44
Place of burialSt Thomas Churchyard, North Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENFIELD George Rupert

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