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Benjamin FRANKLIN

Regimental number53
Place of birthHeywood Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationShearer
AddressMilltown
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinEmma Franklin, Milltown
Enlistment date22 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Villeveque on 7 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 15 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1939 Pte Frank FRANKLIN, 14th Bn, killed in action, 27 August 1915; Cousin: 1651 Pte Charles Wesley ADAMSON, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 6 December 1915.
Date of death11 April 1970

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