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Gordon Earle BENHAM

Regimental number1105
Place of birthFulham, London, England
SchoolThornton Heath State School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia17.6
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs A Benham, 41 High Street, Thornton Heath Surrey, England
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Alexandria, Egypt
FateDied of wounds 8 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 July 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L. Grave No. 29), Egypt
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: R.K. and A.I. BENHAM, 41 High Street, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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