|Place of birth
|Church of England
|14 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, Henry Benson, 14 Cromwell Street, Collingwood, Victoria
|Previous military service
|Place of enlistment
|Rank on enlistment
|6th Battalion, B Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding
|Age at death
|Place of burial
|The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from
|Will, 24 April 1915: 'As we are landing at daybreak in the morning & expect to be under fire I take this opportunity of making out this short will. If I have the misfortune to be killed in action I ask the comrade who finds me to send the contents of the hankerchief found in my top pocket to my mother - next of kin.'
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Will, 24 April 1915, on board Troopship 'Galeka': 'As we are landing at daybreak in the morning & expect to be under fire I take this opportunity of making out this short will. If I have the misfortune to be killed in action I ask the comrade who finds me to send the contents of the hankerchief found in my top pocket to my mother - next of kin.'
Wounded in action, 13 July 1915 (gun shot wound, thigh).
Died of wounds at sea on board HS 'Gascon', 5.50 am, 14 July 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Full name: Henry Ernest BENSON
|NAA: B2455, BENSON Henry