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John BENYON

Regimental number3372
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationStudent
Addressc/o YMCA, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Benyon, Gaul Road, March, Cambridgeshire, England
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

FateDied of wounds 2 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Theodore James and Charlotte Emma BENYON, Farm 807, Yenda, New South Wales. Native of Cullingworth, England
Medals

Military Medal

'Was in charge of an advanced dressing station in the Quarry near MOUQUET FARM between 30th August and 2nd September, 1916. Here he did excellent work in organising his stretcher bearers and in attending to the wounded; his coolness and ability inspired all who came in touch with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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