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Christie Archibald BENHAM

Regimental number3109
Place of birthPortsmouth, England
SchoolSt Paul's Training College, Cheltenham, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressDandaloo, via Trangie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jemima Benham, Gladstone House, Tottenham Road, Portsmouth, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Disembarked Suez and marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 20 June 1917.

Marched out to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment and taken on strength, 26 July 1917; transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, Shellal, 26 July 1917; taken on strength, 28 July 1917.

Killed in action, Palestine, 14 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENHAM Christie Archibald

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