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Edward Aubrey BENSON

Regimental number554
Date of birth23 September 1895
Place of birthMurrumbeena, Victoria
Other NamesBENSON, E A
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrant Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E A Benson, Grant Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Junior Cadets, Area Office 47A, Victoria.
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1/10/1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied from meningitis. Name given on RoH circular as Edward Aubrey BENSON, 14th Battlaon.
FateDied of meningitis; secondary fate: DOI 10 June 1915
Date of death10 June 1915
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 285), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward A.M. and Minnie BENSON, 'Benwerrie', Grant Street, East Malvern, Victoria. Born at Melbourne
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

War service: Lemnos. Fell ill; evacuated to Heliopolis Hospital, Egypt, where he died 'without having had an opportunity to enter the firing line.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Australia's Fighting Families', Section I, p. 4.

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