Topic: Joseph Leonard Benton

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Joseph Leonard Benton

Date of Birth: 1894
Serial number: 10/3482
Occupation before enlistment: Motor mechanic
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 8 January 1916
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: 9th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Sergeant
Place of death: France
Date of Death: 1 October 1918
Cause of death: Died of wounds
Cemetery name: Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, Nord, France

Biographical notes:


Student researcher: Sam Treseder




Joseph Leonard Benton

First Names:Joseph Leonard
Last Name:Benton