|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
|Date made||c October 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 1 Company Sergeant Major (CSM) James Benson, 32nd Battalion. A linesman from ...
Studio portrait of 1 Company Sergeant Major (CSM) James Benson, 32nd Battalion. A linesman from Cheltenham, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with A Company from Adelaide on 18 November 1915 aboard HMAT Geelong (A2) for Suez. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) on 12 March 1916. The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France during June 1916. 2nd Lt Benson was reported missing in action at the Battle of Fromelles on 20 July 1916 and was subsequently determined to have been killed in action on that date. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. He was aged 37 years.