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Francis Joseph BENSON

Regimental number1132
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Wagga Wagga, NSW
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Benson, Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozi?res, France
Date of death24 August 1916
Age at death18.6
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 30, Grave No. 2), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Thomas and Maryn Ann Godfrey BENSON, Docker Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

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