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Alfred Henry BENHAM

Regimental number2249
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolBay St Superior Public School, Botany, NSW
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressLenterden Street, Botany, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Benham, Lenterden Street, Botany, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion, Citizen Military Forces, for 2 years prior to enlistment.
Enlistment date14 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds received at Gallipoli, 12 weeks after enlistment. "He was the first soldier born in the Municipality of Botany to pay the supreme sacrifice."
FateDied of wounds 15 August 1915
Place of death or woundingAlexandria, Egypt
Date of death15 August 1915
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 5), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jessie and Barbara BENHAM, Tenterden Street, Botany, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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