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Leo Glenelg BENSON

Regimental number10585
Place of birthHarrow, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
AddressHarrow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur Benson, Harrow, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 27 May 1916; disembarked England (port not recorded), 18 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

On leave to England, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 28 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned, 10 May 1923'.

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