Topic: AIF - 3B - 10 LHR
10th LHR, AIF
10th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
A brief military biography of Benjamin Pountney
Address: Railway Terrace, West Guildford, Western Australia.
Age at death from cemetery records: 29.
Embarkation Age: 26.
Embarkation Roll number: 10/15/2.
Embarkation Unit name: 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement.
Enlistment date: 16 June 1915.
Fate: Killed in Action 23 December 1916.
Marital status: Married.
Next of kin: Wife, Mrs Adelaide Pountney, Railway Terrace, West Guildford, Western Australia.
Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial: 8.
Place of death or wounding: Magdhaba, Sinai Peninsular, Egypt.
Place of burial: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 162), Egypt.
Rank at death: Trooper [Tpr].
Rank on enlistment: Private.
Regimental number: 1268.
Religion: Church of England.
Unit from Nominal Roll: 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment.
War Grave Register notes: 1268 Trooper Benjamin POUNTNEY, 10th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 23rd December 1916. Age 29. Son of Thomas Cattell Pountney and Sarah Sophia Pountney; husband of A. Pountney, of Wokalup, Western Australia. A. 162.
Lest we forget
National Archives Service File.
Embarkation Roll, AWM8, Class 10, Light Horse.
Nominal Roll, AWM133, Nominal Roll of Australian Imperial Force who left Australia for service abroad, 1914-1918 War.
Roll of Honour, AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
CWGC files, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register.
Collected Records of Steve Becker.
Citation: 10th LHR, AIF, Roll of Honour, Benjamin Pountney