Benjamin Edward HAY

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HAY, Benjamin Edward

Service Number: WX13111
Enlisted: 17 May 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: GANMAIN, NSW, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, Papua, 1 December 1942, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN WX13111
17 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX13111, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
17 May 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX13111, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX13111, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion

WW2

The details provided are taken from the book "1000 Men at War" the history of the 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, published 1959, refer to page 175. Benjamin was born 8th Feb 1909, and prior to the war he was a rabbit trapper of Wickepin WA. He served with the 2nd/16th Inf Bn as a private soldier. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 1st Dec 1942. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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