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Regimental number653
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
AddressLong Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, J W Benton, Long Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Cadets.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentCastlemaine, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date10 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5657 Lance Corporal George Ernest BENTON, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 10 December 1918 (submarine guard duty).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENTON John

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