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Benjamin THURSTON

Regimental number1967
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressScottsdale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Eliza Thurston, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 477 Temporary Sergeant Charles George THURSTON, 14th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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