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Regimental number10584
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Rawal Pindi', Malvolio Street, Glenhuntly, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Benner, 'Rawal Pindi', Malvolio Street, Glenhuntly, Victoria
Enlistment date17 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentMC CPL
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateDied of disease 14 November 1918
Date of death10 November 1918
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 46), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Sydney and Francis Annie BENNER, husband of Nellie BENNER, 166 St. Mary's Road, Southampton, England. Native of Tinsley, Sheffield, England

Military Medal

'On 5th and 9th April, 1918, west of MORLANCOURT, this N.C.O. was in charge of telephone lines at Brigade forward station. On both days, there was very heavy hostile shelling and the lines were being constantly cut. Corporal BENNER was constantly at work repairing the severed wires, and it was due to his disregard of danger and fatigue and the manner in which he organised the men under his control that communications were maintained at very critical times.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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