We remember James Benson

We remember James Benson

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Timeline

Timeline

1879
birth Bundaberg Queensland Australia Source:8698581 Source:8158670 1879
1916
location Second Avenue, Cheltenham, South Australia Australia their own address Source:8698581 1916
awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration Source:8698581
children Jean Benson Source:8698609
children Samuel Benson Source:8698609
employment Empolyee Municipal Tramways Trust Australia Source:8698609
enlistment Keswick South Australia Australia Source:8158670
marriage Florence Lilian Benson Source:8158670
marriage Florence Lilian Benson Source:8698581
service Australian Imperial Force Second Lieutenant 2 Australian Infantry Source:8698581
1916
death Killed in Action 2nd Lt. James Benson had no known grave following the Battle of Fromelles in 1916, but excavations in 2008 and subsequent DNA testing ascertained his identity. Re-buried during 2010. Fromelles, Lille, Department du Nord Pas de Calais France Source:8698581 Source:8698609 20th July 1916
burial Fromelles (pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Fromelles, Lille, Department du Nord Pas de Calais France Source:8698581

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names James
Initials J
Last Name Benson
Source 8158670
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Second Avenue, Cheltenham, South Australia Australia their own address known 1916
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Australian Imperial Force 2 Australian Infantry Second Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Samuel Benson son
Jean Benson daughter
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Florence Lilian Benson wife
Florence Lilian Benson wife

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Australian ANZACs from the National Archives of Australia
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Anne1202
South Australia, heroes of the Great War, Chronicle newspaper Transcription Anne1202

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Multimedia

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Second Lieutenant James Benson of the AIF Anne1202

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