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Ernest Charles BENSON

Regimental number2568
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolFort St High School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationInsurance inspector
Address458 Marrrickville Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Benson, 458 Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAt time of death, he was a 2nd Lieutenant, 56th Battalion.
FateKilled in Action 4 February 1917
Place of death or woundingSunken Road, Somme Sector, France
Date of death4 February 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGuards' Cemetery (Plot X, Row X, Grave No. 5), Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Frederick and Mary Ann BENSON, 458 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales

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