Benjamin Mark NORTHCOTT

Badge Number: S1697, Sub Branch: Clare

NORTHCOTT, Benjamin Mark

Service Number: 2884
Enlisted: 18 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Shoeing-Smith
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Orroroo, South Australia, 15 April 1893
Home Town: Murray Town, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Edwardstown, South Australia, 18 July 1952, aged 59 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Clare General Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Murray Town Enlistments Memorial, Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2884, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2884, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: SS Walwa embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
27 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2884, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, SS Walwa, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Trooper, 2884
11 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Shoeing-Smith, 2884, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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"Collapsed, died

Benjamin Mark Northcott, 59, farmer, of Mintaro, collapsed and died while waiting to catch a train at Edwardstown Railway Station today. Police are preparing a report for the coroner." - from the Adelaide News 18 Jul 1952 (

"NORTHCOTT.— On July 18 (suddenly), at Edwardstown, Benjamin Mark, the dearly beloved husband of Myrtle Northcott, of Mintaro, and loving father of Jean (Mrs. L. W. Mann), Colin, Ronald, Kathleen and Janet. Aged 59 years." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 24 Jul 1952 (