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Stanley Octavius BENJAMIN

Regimental number3959
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne
ReligionJewish
OccupationAgent
Address'Bolingbroke', Albion Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Gerald Benjamin, Albion Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Field Artillery Depot, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateDied of wounds 23 November 1916
Place of death or woundingMontauban, France
Date of death23 November 1916
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialDatzig Alley British Cemetery (Plot IX, Row P, Grave No. 8), Mametz, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sir Benjamin and Lady Fanny BENJAMIN. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Octavis.

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