Benjamin Bromley HOLLIST

HOLLIST, Benjamin Bromley

Service Number: 6509
Enlisted: 11 May 1916, Warwick, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: St George, Queensland, 8 March 1895
Home Town: St George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Suicide, St George, Queensland, 8 November 1930, aged 35 years
Cemetery: St George Cemetery, Qld
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, St George & District Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

11 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6509, Warwick, Queensland
21 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6509, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6509, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"SHOT THROUGH HEAD.  TOOWOOMBA, November 11. 

Benjamin Holllst, a member of a well-known St. George family, was found dead near the Rocks Crossing, just above the town, having been shot through the head. The deceased recently suffered from ill-health, and went into the town a few days previously with his wife and three young children. His wife visited a neighbour's house on Saturday night, leaving the deceased in charge of the children, and when she returned he was missing. As he did not return search was instituted, and the police informed. Residents near by heard the report of a rifle about 10 o'clock. Hollist was a returned soldier, 35 years of age." - from the Brisbane Week 14 Nov 1930 (nla.gov.au)

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