|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Address||68 Mary Street, Preston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Peter Benson, Windsor Avenue, Bentleigh, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Garrison Artillery; left 'through inconvenience'.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, E Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name does not appear on Nominal Roll.|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1310 Sergeant Edward Peter BENSON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 October 1919; 6963 Pte William BENSON, 12th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 19 May 1915 (shell wound, left leg: serious); admitted to Valetta Hospital, Malta, 24 May 1915; embarked for England, 21 June 1915; admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 28 June 1915.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 September 1915 (haemorrhoids); discharged, 15 September 1915.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged (wounded), 18 December 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Fawkner Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENSON John|