William BENTHAM

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BENTHAM, William

Service Number: 1905
Enlisted: 5 November 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1891
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Oysterman
Died: Killed in action, Broodseine Ridge, Belgium, 5 October 1917
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
Plot V111, Row C, Grave 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Granville War Memorial, Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1905, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane, QLD
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1905, 49th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1905, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
23 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 41st Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 49th Battalion to the 41st Battalion while in England
5 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 1905, 41st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of Elizabeth Ann Bags of Salford, Manchester, England

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served 3 years in the Territorials in England