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Benjamin Arthur WEST

Regimental number1930
Place of birthRodney Road,
SchoolFlint Street, Rodney Road
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address65 Kermode Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs J L West, 65 Kermode Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 June 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector, France
Age at death28
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave 43), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Henry and Clara WEST.

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