|Place of birth||Mariehamn, Finland|
|Address||Sailors' Home, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Henry Benson, Ytternas, Marieham, Finland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/14/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Pioneer Bn, 16 November 1916.
Found guilty, 3 January 1917, of neglect of duty in that he failed to carry out an order given by an NCO: awarded 3 days Field Punishment No. 2.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917 (chronic rheumatism); transferred to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 January 1917; to England, 31 January 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, 1 February 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 March 1917. Granted furlough, 14 -29 March 1917, to report to No. 4 Command Depot, Wareham. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 31 March 1917; discharged, 13 July 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 107 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; discharged, 21 January 1918 (medically unfit).
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals returned ('untraceable').