Benjamin Davies JOHNS MID


JOHNS, Benjamin Davies

Service Number: 2153
Enlisted: 7 April 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pembrokeshire, Wales, 1889
Home Town: Katanning, Western Australia
Schooling: Martletwy School, Wales
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row I, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2153, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
6 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2153, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2153, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Fremantle
11 Dec 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Received for actions on 6 August 1915 at Leane's Trench Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, London Gazette, Supplement, Number 29455 on 28 January 1916; Commonwealth Gazette Number 44 on 6 April 1916.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

Son of Caroline Johns of Pembrokeshire, Wales

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

Previously served with the Kojunup Light Horse, WA