John Desmond BENGER


BENGER, John Desmond

Service Number: 2218
Enlisted: 25 May 1915, Enlisted at Hobart, Tas.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 1897
Home Town: Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - wounds to the left thigh, France, 29 August 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row Y, Grave 12 Headstone inscription reads: Of your charity pray for the soul of the above
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Hobart, Tas.
26 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2218, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
26 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2218, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Fremantle
9 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shrapnel wound to the face. Evacuated to Mudros
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 12th Battalion to the 52nd Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir Railhead
27 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion, In the field
29 Aug 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2218, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Jonathon W and Mary Elizabeth Benger of 29 De Witt Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tas.

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

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces and Cadets