Arthur John (Watty) BENTON

BENTON, Arthur John

Service Number: 4144
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 8 July 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street Public School
Occupation: Labourer/Brickmaker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 April 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
F. 38., Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4144, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 4144, 10th Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 4144, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, 4144, 50th Infantry Battalion

The Late Pte. A J Benton

Mrs. A Benton, of 197 Franklin Street, Adelaide, has received news that her husband Pte. Arthur J Benton (Watty) was killed in action on April 2. The late Pte. Benton was the second son of Mr. and MRs. Benton, of Byrom place, Adelaide, and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Backman of Franklin Street. The deceased soldier left South Australia on January 11,1916, with a reinforcement to the 10th Battalion, but was subsequently transferred to the 50th Battalion. Prior to enlisting he was with Naval Reserve at Largs Fort, and prior to that was employed at Hallet's Brick making establishment. He was held in high esteem. Of a bright and cheerful disposition, a brother, Pte, Leslie Benton, is also serving in France, and a brother-in-law, Sgt. C J Backman (Rappie) was killed in action on April 25,1915. Pte. A.J. Backman is now in camp.

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Husband of Ada Ellen Florence BENTON nee BACKMAN