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Willis Leslie John BENJAMIN

Regimental number2579
SchoolKing St State School, Melbourne, victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Benjamin, 15 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Leslie John
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death16 August 1918
Age at death21.9
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

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