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Spencer Adrian BENSON

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Kelvin', Woodward Avenue, Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Benson, 'Kelvin', Woodward Avenue, Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name54th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: Undated citation refers 17 September - 11 November 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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