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Edward Henry BENSLEY

Regimental number3771
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolMiddle Park State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStriker
Address58 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Bensley, 58 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas wounded and was lying in 38 Casualty Clearing Station when killed.
FateDied of wounds 12 November 1916
Date of death12 November 1916
Age at death26.5
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery, (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 20), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Henry and Rosa BENSLEY, husband of May BENSLEY, 58 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria. Native of Richmond, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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