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John BENTON

Regimental number653
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationButcher
AddressLong Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J W Benton, Long Gully, Maldon, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
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
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

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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