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William Oliver BENSON

Regimental number9294
Place of birthColeraine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressMcLeod Street, Coleraine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMary Benson, McLeod Street, Coleraine, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1945
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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