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Benny Gregson WHILLANCE

Regimental number3253
Place of birthOrbost, Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWet, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kathleen Whillance, 677 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25.10
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Dawson and Elizabeth Mary WHILLANCE.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Henry Whilance, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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