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Albert William BENSON

Regimental number1660
Place of birthWhittlesea, Victoria
AddressWhittlesea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Benson, Walnut Street, Whittlesea, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bakara', 22 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 February 1919; discharged (diability: loss of sight in right eye), Melbourne, 4 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 March 1926
Age at death26
Place of burialTocumwal Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENSON Albert William

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