Private Benjamin Rhodes

Service number 443
Birth Date 1862
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Strawberry Hills
Death Date 1950-01-06
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Waverley
Final Rank Private
Service Colonial Military Forces
Unit New South Wales Contingent - Sudan
Conflict/Operation Sudan, 1885

Born in Stawberry Hills, Sydney, NSW in 1862, Benjamin Rhodes was working as a bricklayer when he enlisted in the NSW Infantry on 21 February 1885. On 3 March of that year he embarked aboard SS Iberia for service in Sudan. He returned to Australia aboard SS Arab on 23 June 1885.

Rhodes was commissioned as an officer with the 2nd Garrison Division Artillery in the Colony of New South Wales in 1893.

Benjamin's son, Cecil served during the First World War with 4 Battalion, AIF and was awarded the MM (Military Medal) for his actions at Chuignes in Augst 1918.



Date of birth 1862
Date of enlistment 21 February 1885
Date of embarkation 03 March 1885
Date of return 23 June 1885
Date commissioned 10 April 1893
Date of death 06 January 1950