Benjamin EAST

EAST, Benjamin

Service Number: 1846
Enlisted: 19 January 1915, Echuca, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Echuca, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Echuca War Memorial, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1846, 8th Infantry Battalion, Echuca, Vic.
14 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, 1846, 8th Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, 1846, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1846, 8th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1846, 8th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1846, 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 1846, 60th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Commemorated in Bendigo Cemetery, Victoria.

Parents: Robert H. (d. 31 July 1901, aged 68; bu. Bendigo Cemetery) and Honora EAST (d. 8 February 1918, aged 72; bu. Bendigo Cemetery)