Benno Oscar HENNIG

Regimental number1170
Date of birth24 October 1894
Place of birthRhine Villa, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs B O Henning c/o Mrs Gray, Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
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Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 December 1918
Other details

War service: proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 12 April 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 May 1915; Corporal, 19 July 1915; Lance Sergeant, 14 August 1915.

Treated for dysentery, 29 August 1915; transferred to St David's Hospital, Malta, 6 September 1915; rejoined unit at Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 4 December 1915. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 20 January 1916; discharged, 28 March 1916. Total treatment for venereal disease: 69 days. Transferred to 48th Bn, 26 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916. Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 12 September 1916; Sergeant, 5 December 1916.

Reverted to Corporal at own request, 12 August 1918, to proceed to Australia on submarine guard duty. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918; discharged, 12 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation Roll as Benno Oscar HENNING.
Date of death18 May 1973
Age at death78
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia