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John Benton SIDDALL

Regimental number5344
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolKyre College, Unley, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationAssistant
AddressTusmore Avenue, Knightsbridge
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Ellen Siddall, Highbury Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the South Australian Volunteer Forces and the Cyclists' Rifle Club, Adelaide.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Divisional Signal Coy.8th Reinf.Section 3
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of meningitis in Ghezireh Hospital, Egypt, 15 March 1916.
FateDied of disease 15 March 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Benton spelt Burton
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 350), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen SIDDALL, 118A King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Ernest SIDDALL, No 2 Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

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

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