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George Ernest BENTON

Regimental number5657
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressLong Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J W Benton, Long Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 653 Corporal John BENTON, 15th Light Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 June 1955
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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