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John BENSON

Regimental number9477
Place of birthMaryborough Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTeamster
AddressWondai, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Benson, Wondai, Queensland
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 15th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No. 29851, 5 December 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62, 19 April 1917.

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Medals

Silver Medal (Serbia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Silver Medal (Serbia), British War Medal, Victory Medal

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