Benjamin DENSLEY


DENSLEY, Benjamin

Service Number: 82
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Avoca, Tasmania, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Avoca, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Avoca, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, At sea on board HS Gascon, 17 June 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea Chaplain L. Warner officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 82, 2nd Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 82, 2nd Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 82, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of B. Densley of Railton, Tasmania.

Brother of William Densley MM & Bar who returned to Australia 24 September 1918 having served with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Next of kin given as his sister Amy (Mrs. J.W.) Stanley of Avoca, Tasmania.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He had served a 12 month apprenticeship with Newton of Bourke Street, Melbourne