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Raymond BENSON

Regimental number912
Place of birthCheltenham England
ReligionChurch of England
Address23 Regent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinCousin, Albert Brown, Brignall, Eastborn Road, Middleborough, England
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 April 1915


Awarded a Mention in Despatches; promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916

Military Medal

'These men [BENSON, 435 Ernest Harry CHURCHER, 1920 Claude William BUCK] on 6th August 1915 in the Lonesome Pine trenches became isolated with an Officer and another in an advanced Turkish trench but although strongly counter attacked they succeeded in shooting and bayoneting a much larger number of Turks and were further able to barricade and hold the trench until supports arrived.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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