|Place of birth||Granville, Cumberland, New South Wales|
|School||Burwood Superior Public School, NSW|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Alexander House, Blatelle Street, Granville, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Leslie R Benson, Alexander House, Blatelle Street, Granville, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served 1 year with the Garrison Artillery, Middle Head, NSW.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Coy.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||20.9|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||Menin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 22), Ypres, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Leslie Robert and Maude Ellen BENSON, "Alexander House", Blaxcell Street, Granville, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 14 June 1915; admitted to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 14 July 1915 (debility); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 14 July 1917; to 15th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 23 July 1915; to England, 31 August 1915; admitted to County London War Hospital, Epsom, 11 September 1915; found guilty, 4 December 1915, of disrespect to an officer: awarded 24 hours detention.
Marched into Overseas Base, Ghezireh, Egypt, from England, 5 March 1916; rejoined 3rd Bn, Serapeum, 11 March 1916.
Taken on strength, 45th Bn, 31 March 1916.
Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 16 April 1916 (wound in eye); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 16 April 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 16 April 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital; discharged to details, 26 April 1917.
Taken on strength, 4th Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 3 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 11 June 1916.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, France, 9 September 1916 (debility); discharged to duty, 23 September 1916; rejoined 4th Pioneer Bn, 25 September 1916.
Transferred to Anzac Light Railways, 17 January 1917.
Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, France, 31 March 1917 (corneal ulcer); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 31 March 1917; to 8th Field Ambulance (abscess breast); to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 31 March 1917; discharged to duty, 5 April 1917; rejoined unit, 6 April 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 14 April 1917 (inflammation of connective tissues, left foot); discharged, 19 April 1917; rejoined unit, 20 April 1917.
Promoted 2nd Corporal, 11 June 1917.
On leave to England, 18 July 1917; rejoined unit, 31 July 1917.
Detached for duty to 4th Army Section, Australian Divisional Light Railway, 31 July 1917; rejoined unit, 7 August 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 19 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENSON Frederick Robert|