Benjamin HEMMINGS

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HEMMINGS, Benjamin

Service Number: 101
Enlisted: 4 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Peckham Parish, Camberwell, England, 2 August 1889
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Forest Hill, Sydenham, England
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 101, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
6 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion, Prior to embarking
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 101, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 101, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 25 years

Son of Willam and Sarah Ann Hemmings, Taylors Lane, Sydenham, England

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

Aslo served with the Boys Brigade, England