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Edward Peter BENSON

Regimental number1310
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWindsor Avenue, Bentleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Benson, Windsor Avenue, Bentleigh, Victoria
Enlistment date6/19/1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6963 Pte William BENSON, 12th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 April 1946
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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