John Desmond BENGER

Regimental number2218
Place of birthLaundeston, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address8 Dry Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary E Benger, 8 Dry Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 August 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death29 August 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row Y, Grave No. 12), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jonathan W. and Mary E. BENGER, 29 De Witt Street, Battery Point, Hobart. Native of Launceston, Tasmania