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Benjamin Dollan TRANTER

Regimental number1340
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHeathcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Dorothy Tranter, Heathcote, Victoria
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th October, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. His Section was held up by heavy machine gun fire from an enemy strong-point, and private TRANTER on his own initiative worked his way round its flank, bombing the garrison, of which he killed five and captured about forty with their Machine gun. he was conspicuous throughout the action by his courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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