William Haywood BENSON MID

BENSON, William Haywood

Service Number: 1019
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Alphington, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: George Street State School, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 21 November 1915
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row J, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: The supreme sacrifice for God, King and Country Mother, Olive, Frank, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 1019, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Melbourne
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Gunner, 1019, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Gunner, 1019, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , In the field
12 Jun 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Awarded for his work on telephone lines over a 1000 yards of rough terrain between his battery and the observational post while under continual heavy shell fire and snipers Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 27 January 1916 on page 156, position 27 London Gazette 5 November 1915 on page 11001, position 36
21 Nov 1915: Involvement Bombardier, 1019, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Haywood Benson and Ellen Dennis Haywood Benson of 434 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria formerly of 35 Gordon Street, Alphington, Victoria

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

Also served with the Electrial Engineers, Citizen Military Forces