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James Chapman BENSON

Regimental number7195
Place of birthSt John's, New Brunswick, Canada
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressNyngan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30.4
Height5' 11"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFriend, J Johnson, Nyngan, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 January 1917
Place of enlistmentNyngan, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Train Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENSON James Chapman

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