Ben VAUGHAN

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VAUGHAN, Ben

Service Number: 4933
Enlisted: 21 September 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 15 November 1893
Home Town: Lunawanna, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed in Action, France, 21 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bruny Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour, Lindisfarne Officers of the 12th Battalion Pictorial Honour Roll, LunawannaHB1, North Hobart Friends' School Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, Claremont, Tasmania
18 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
13 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 69th Infantry Battalion
15 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
21 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to page 277. Prior to the war he was an orchardist of Hobart Tas. He enlisted 21st Sep 1915 aged 22 years. He served with the 12th Infantry Battalion, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 22nd April 1918. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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"...2nd Lieutenant Ben Vaughan, 12th Battalion, of Lunawanna, Tas. An orchardist prior to his enlistment on 21 September 1915, he embarked for service on 18 February 1916 with the 15th Reinforcements. He was later promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Vaughan was killed in action on 21 April 1918 in France , aged 24." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)