Benjamin Stanley North
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|Date of Birth||27 Aug 1913|
|Place of Birth||Royal Perth hospital, Perth, Western Australia|
|Death||17 Apr 1981, aged 67|
|Place of Death||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||27 years old|
5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 138lbs|
62.596 kg; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Jessie Maud North|
|Date of Enlistment||2 Sep 1940|
|Unit/Formation||11th Australian Infantry Battalion (City of Perth Regiment)|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 3 Jul 1935 Benjamin married Jessie Maud Mead (1914 - 1982) at Byford. Jessie died 23 Jun 1982 in Royal Perth Hospital. They had two sons, Colin (1939 - 2000).
Electoral Roll entry: 1936 - 1943 at Byford, labourer.
Enlisted for part time service on 2 Sep 1940. On 16 Apr 1941 Ben was a member of the 11th Australian Infantry Battalion (City of Perth Regiment)'s 'A' Company when called into camp at Melville. Training completed he was transferred to the Regimental Reserve until he was called up for full time service on 17 Dec 1941. On 22 Oct 1942 he was transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot who discharged Ben on 4 Nov 1942 - Essential Services.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at Byford, labourer; 1977 - 1980 at 31 Catherine street, Byford, labourer.
Benjamin and Jessie are buried at Serpentine.