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John Erol BENSON

Regimental number1503
Date of birth21 November 1897
Place of birthBellerive, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs L. Benson, Riverton, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death3 September 1915
Age at death17
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 48), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Queenborough Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: William and Lucy Charlotte BENSON, Burnie, Tasmania. Born at Bellerive, Tasmania~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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