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Benjamin Lithgow RIDER

Regimental number2668
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthClifton Hill Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Address58 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, A A Rider, Leonora, Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 15 MG Coy
Promotion date: 8 February 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 15 MG Coy
Promotion date: 31 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

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