Samuel Ernest William BENSON

BENSON, Samuel Ernest William

Service Number: 261
Enlisted: 17 October 1914, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brother Catholic School, Rockhampton, Queensland
Occupation: Fitter, Bore Driller
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 10 May 1915
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli.Turkey
Special Memorial, Row A, Grave 34 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out, Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gracemere Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 261, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 261, 17th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 261, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 261, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 261 awm_unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1915-05-10

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michael and Bridget Benson of 215 Campbell Street, Rockhampton, QLD

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal