Ben VAUGHAN

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VAUGHAN, Ben

Service Number: 4933
Enlisted: 21 September 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 15 November 1893
Home Town: Lunawanna, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed in Action, France, 21 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, Claremont, Tasmania
18 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Melbourne
18 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4933, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 69th Infantry Battalion
15 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion
21 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography

"...2nd Lieutenant Ben Vaughan, 12th Battalion, of Lunawanna, Tas. An orchardist prior to his enlistment on 21 September 1915, he embarked for service on 18 February 1916 with the 15th Reinforcements. He was later promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Vaughan was killed in action on 21 April 1918 in France , aged 24." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)