Roy William BENFIELD

Badge Number: S30842, Sub Branch: Burnside
S30842

BENFIELD, Roy William

Service Numbers: 1307, 1307A
Enlisted: 25 November 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 19 May 1889
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carrier, post office
Died: 20 May 1950, aged 61 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1307, 16th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1307, 16th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1307, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1307A, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
2 May 1915: Wounded ANZAC Gallipoli, GSW (left foot)
20 Jan 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1307, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...1307a, Private Roy William Benfield, was born at Parkside, South Australia, on 19 May 1889. He enlisted at Oaklands, South Australia, on 1 December 1914 and served with the 16th Battalion at Gallipoli. He was wounded in action on 10 May 1915 and returned to Australia." - SOURCE (collections.slsa.sa.gov.au)