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Born in Moliagul, Victoria and a Draper by trade, Basil Quihampton Benaim was 20 years and single when enlisted on the 24th of February 1915 in the 24th Battalion, A Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Sergeant, Number 123. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 10th of May 1915. Private on the 13th of March 1915 to 28th of April 1915. Promoted Sargent on the 1st of May 1915, reverts to Corporal on the 6th of June 1915, Promoted to Sargent to date from 18th of March 1916. Evacuated to Hospital 'Wounded in action' France on the 5th of August 1916. Gun Shot Wound head (Mild) admitted to 26th General Hospital on the 6th of August 1916. Gun Shot Wound right leg at Rouen on the 22nd of April 1917 and admitted to City of London Military Hospital, England, Lower Clapton suffering with Gunshot wound right leg. On the 30th of January 1918 embarked per 'A14' from England for Australia for discharge as medically unfit, Gun Shot Wound multiple Compound Fractures. Embarked return Australia on the 30th of January 1918. Disembarked on the 21st of May 1918. Discharged on the 18th of July 1918 from the 3rd Military District Military Unit. Tree No. 411