|Place of birth||Carlton, Victoria|
|School||Sacred Heart School, Carlton, Victoria|
|Address||Faraday, Connemarra Street, Bexley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, W Dunstan, Faraday, Connemarra Street, Bexley, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served as volunteer in St George Rifles, Bexley, New South Wales; discharged at own request.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||23.11|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Catherine Louisa DUNSTAN, 'Faraday', Coonemara Street, Bexley, New South Wlaes|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 6 April 1916, and transferred same day to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station (neutral regurgitaburn); discharged to unit for duty, 10 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Note on Form B103: 'Sent to Field Amb. Wounded, 20/7/16.'
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Note on Form B103: '[Name] Extracted from List of dead men whose pay books were handed in to German Authorities by Geneva Red Cross.'
Red Cross File No 970709: 'Prisoner of war. Pay Book in hands of the Germans. Cert. by German Death List 9-9-16.'
'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 31.7.17.'
Letter, Australia house, London, to Base Records, Melbourne, 10 July 1924: ' ... according to a German Burial List received, Pte. Dunstan was buried in Fromelles Field Graves, and ... the investigation of the burials recorded on this German List is now proceeding.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DUNSTAN Benedict John Arthur
Red Cross file 970709