|Place of birth||Sunbury, Victoria|
|Address||c/o F H Harse, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Benzley, Sunbury, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Warrant Officer (Class II)|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||52nd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1653 Harold Roy BENZLEY, died of wounds, 6 August 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Proceeded to join 52nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916; to be Corporal, Tel-el-Kebir, 13 March 1916; to be Sergeant, Serapuem, 13 March 1916; transferred to 13th Training Bn, Serapuem, 12 May 1916; to be Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 17 May 1916; embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1916; marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 30 November 1916; reverted to Sergeant, 30 November 1916; proceeded to join unit, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 14 December 1916.
Admitted to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 June 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 12 June 1917; rejoined unit, 13 June 1917.
On leave to England, 19 September 1917; promoted to Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II), 22 September 1917; rejoined unit, 1 October 1917.
Awarded Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 20 December 1917.
On leave to Paris, 23 February 1918; rejoined unit, 3 March 1918.
Wounded in action, 5 April 1918; admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 April 1918 (shrapnel wound, right shoulder); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 5 April 1918; to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 6 April 1918; to England, 27 April 1918; admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 27 April 1918; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 28 August 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 September 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 12 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Englad on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Perth, 18 January 1919; discharged, 10 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENZLEY Norman|