Claude Elmhurst BENSON DCM, MID

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BENSON, Claude Elmhurst

Service Number: 874
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ryde, New South Wales, 15 March 1887
Home Town: Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: North Ryde Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 2 July 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, City of Townsville WW1 Honour Roll, Townsville Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 874, Townsville, Queensland
28 Aug 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 874, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 874, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 874, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
28 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Infantry Battalion
10 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Infantry Battalion
2 Jul 1916: Involvement Captain, 9th Infantry Battalion

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 2 July 1932

On Active Service
BENSON- In loving memory of Captain Claude E. Benson, D.C.M.. killed in action, Fleurbaix, France, July 2, 1916, An Anzac.

The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 2 July 1925

On Active Service BENSON - In loving memory of Captain Claude E. Benson, DCM., killed in action, Fleurbaix, France, July 2, 1916. An Anzac

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate Saturday 5 August 1916

RELIGIOUS
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND
RYDE
SUNDAY NEXT:
Anniversary of the War
SPECIAL SERVICE, Morning, Preacher,
The Rector
SPECIAL MEMORIAM,
the Late CAPT. CLAUDE BENSON, 7p.m.
Preacher, The Rector, Epping.

Biography contributed by Georgie Winsor

Claudes birth was registered in 1890 in Ryde NSW

His parents were Edward Ernest & Elizabeth BENSON

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Claude Elmhurst Benson is noted as his full and correct name on his service records.