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Walter Heathcote BENSON

Regimental number6936
Place of birthWigan England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
AddressNorth Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Velma Benson, 'Jellahabad', King Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death14 August 1927

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