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George Rowland BENTON

Regimental number4026
Place of birthCheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
AddressWittenoom Street, Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Benton, Raymond Street, Collie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed 2 terms (6 years) with the 5th South Staffordshire Territorial Engineers.
Enlistment date30 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 28 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 October 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 18), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Rowland and Sarah BENTON, husband of Ada BENTON, Hutton Street, Collie, Western Austalia. Native of South Staffordshire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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