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William BENSON

Regimental number6963
Date of birthapprox 1895/96
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIron moulder
AddressWindsor Avenue, Bentleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Benson, Windsor Avenue, Bentleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1310 Sergeant Edward Peter BENSON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 October 1919; Pte 549 Pte John BENSON, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 October 1915; Brother-in-law: 1609 Pte Charles TRIVELLION, 6th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas) at end of war~
Date of death3 January 1941
Place of burialFoster, Victoria

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