Naylor, Benjamin Ernleigh
Born Ulverstone Tasmania to Captain Henry Urmston (British Army) and Ethel Eliza Ann Naylor (nee Shaw) he departed Fremantle 25th June 1915 on board “HMAT Wandilla” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.
He was serving with the 52nd Battalion which had been sent in to relieve the 15th and in Ploegsteert Wood where he was one of three men German shelling struck killing them on 16th July 1917. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Two brothers, Pte Frederick Alexander Naylor (No 3150) was killed in action 28th March 1918 and commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France and Company Sergeant Major Urmston Burney Alexander Naylor (No 386) died 16th October 1917 from wounds received in the field and was buried The Huts Cemetery, Belgium.
Photo Courtesy Wyndham Clampett
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