Harry Wallace Benson

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Harry Wallace Benson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21 Jan 1916
Place of Birth London, England
Death 1975
Place of Death New South Wales
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 9 months
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Henry Benson
Military Information
Reg Number WX466
Date of Enlistment 7 Nov 1939
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2/11th Australian Infantry Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Prisoner of War
External Monument(s) The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Ballarat, Victoria
Medals 1939-45 Star
Africa Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 River road, Kelmscott, debt collector

War Service

Enlisted in Subiaco

Captured by the Germans in either Greece or Crete. Demobilised on 19 Feb 1946.

Post War

During 1949 married Dorothy Mabel Isabel Spencer in Perth

Electoral Roll entries: 1958 - 1963 at 6 Stanbury street, Gladesville, NSW, student with Dorothy working as a clerk; 1968 - 1980 an industrial chemist living with Dorothy at 58 Bellvue avenue Denistone NSW.


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