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Stanley Octavius Benjamin

Born:
7 Av 5640 (15 July 1880)
Died:
27 Heshvan 5677 (23 November 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BEN6242
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
7 Av 5640 (15 July 1880)
Place of birth:
Melbourne, Australia

Death

Date of death:
27 Heshvan 5677 (23 November 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Somme
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery

Places

Addresses

His home:
10 Hereford Mansions, London (1916)

Schools

Name:
Scotch College, Melbourne
Year started:
1891
Year left:
1896

Other Organisations

Name:
Associate of London Institute of Actuaries
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Scotch College - First World War Commemorative Website

He attended Scotch from 1891 to 1896. Stanley had what The Scotch Collegian called ‘a particularly brilliant career’ at Scotch. He won the prizes in Classics and Mathematics, and the Argus prize in English. He passed the old Matriculation exams during 1895 with honours in French, Greek and Latin, and won the Robert Simson Prize for the VIth class. In 1896 he was a member of the Firsts in cricket and football. The latter team won the premiership that year.

Family

Siblings

Maurice Edward Benjamin (male)
Catherine Benjamin (female)
Herbert Abraham Benjamin (male)
Florence Sophia Benjamin (female)
Percy Lionel Benjamin (male)
Edith Fanny Benjamin (female)
Frank Bedford Benjamin (male)
Howard Elias Benjamin (male)
Minnie Violet Benjamin (female)
Ida Rose Benjamin (female)
May Constance Benjamin (female)
Leslie Ronald Benjamin (male)
Oswald Deronda Benjamin (male)
Myra Lilian Benjamin (female)

Parents

Father: Benjamin Benjamin (male)
Mother: Frances Cohen "Fanny" (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Australian Army
Military record no.:
3959
Date enlisted/conscripted:
18 February 1915
Date discharged/death:
23 November 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Bombardier
Assignments
Regiment:
Australian Field Infantry
Battalion/unit:
21st Howitzer Brigade
Campaigns:
Gallipoli
Somme

Roll of Honour

S. O. BENJAMIN, 23 November 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Bombardier
Date of Death:
23/11/1916
Age:
36
Regiment / service:
1st Div. Ammunition Col., Australian Field Artillery
Cemetery:
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Grave reference:
IX. P. 8.
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