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Frank Hilton BENPORATH

Regimental number1777
Place of birthKent, England
Age on arrival in Australia12
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrician
AddressEngham Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinStella Benporath, Engham Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455, 28 January 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44, 6 April 1916.
Recommendation date: 23 August 1915

FateDied of wounds 16 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31.6
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 40), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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