Benjamin Stanley North

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Benjamin Stanley North
Personal Information
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
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 138lbs
62.596 kg
; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Market gardener
Religion Church of England
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Jessie Maud North
Military Information
Reg Number W7054
Date of Enlistment 2 Sep 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 11th Australian Infantry Battalion (City of Perth Regiment)
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

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.

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at Byford, labourer; 1977 - 1980 at 31 Catherine street, Byford, labourer.


Benjamin and Jessie are buried at Serpentine.

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