Clement Wilder (Clem) BENPORATH

BENPORATH, Clement Wilder

Service Number: 1578
Enlisted: 19 November 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kent, England, 1882
Home Town: South Perth, South Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrician
Died: At home, 10 Waroonga Road, Claremont, WA, 13 February 1951, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium
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Memorials: Gosnells Ward Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

19 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1578, 16th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 1578, 16th Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Corporal, SN 1578, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

BENPORATH: On February 13, 1951, at his residence 10 Waroonga-road Claremont (Clem), dearly beloved husband of Poppy Benporath, loved father of Gordon, Grace (Mrs. A. Underwood, Keith. Brian, Frankie (Mrs. H. Brown), and Gwen (Mrs. F. Pashley), father-in-law of Ivy, Arthur, Nell, Dot, Dick and Frank: fond grandfather of 13 grandchildren; aged 68 years.

A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.