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Walter John BENSON

Regimental number6167
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address26 Primrose Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amy Gertrude Benson, 26 Primrose Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Date of death11 August 1962
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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