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Claude Corderoy BENSON

Regimental number2332
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
AddressAlberty, Bellevue Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen Benson, Alberty, Bellevue Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Queensland Rifles.
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'For gallant conduct and determination displayed in escaping, or attempting to escape, from captivity.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31759, 30 January 1920; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38, 29 April 1920.

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress and Next of Kin Address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Rolls as Bellome Street.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENSON Claude Corderoy

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