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Henry Aloftus BENSON

Regimental number1512
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
AddressFriezland, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinA P Benson, Friezland, Queensland
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death8 July 1916
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLa Plue Diyve Farn Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew Peter and Francis Catherine BENSON, Crib Point Point Office, Victoria. Native of Charters Towers, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3462A Pte Charles William BENSON, killed in action, Messines, Belgium; 278 Oscar BENSON, returned to Australia.

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