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Benjamin Wilson CRAIG

Regimental number18084
Place of birthBallyclare, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Craig, Ballyclare, County Antrim, Ireland
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 5 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date8 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 12 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 22 December 1917; disembarked Southampton, 4 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 August 1918; taken on strength, 9th Field Ambulance, 26 August 1918.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 21 October 1918 (influenza); rejoined unit, 1 November 1918.

Detached to 3rd Divisional Signal Company, 17 February 1919; detached to 11th Field Ambulance, 19 March 1919. Granted furlough to united Kingdom, 4-18 April 1919; rejoined 11th Field Ambulance, 21 April 1919. Marched out for duty in England, 28 April 1919; attached for duty to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 7 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Takada', 18 July 1919 (nursing staff); disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, 8 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRAIG Benjamin Wilson

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