BENSON, Leslie

Service Number: 20796
Enlisted: 30 April 1935
Last Rank: Leading Seaman
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Unley, SA, 16 April 1918
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: East Fremantle HMAS Perth (I) Memorial, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum
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World War 2 Service

30 Apr 1935: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, 20796
21 Nov 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Acting Leading Seaman Leslie Benson, 23, of Henley Beach, joined the Royal Australian Navy seven years ago. He served on H.M.A.S. Canberra,  Yarra, Vendetta, Penguin, and Perth, and also on H.M.S. Kanimbla, which was manned by Australians.
He sailed from England on the Perth on her first voyage as a unit of the R.A.N. He was home on leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Benson, of Henley Beach, last Christmas, and was then transferred back to, the Perth.