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Studio portrait of 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.

Official notification reached Mr Wm H Vaughan of “Thornbury” Lunawanna, on Wednesday that his son Lieut Ben Vaughan, 12th Battalion, was killed in action on April 21. He is the second of Mr Vaughan's «ons to render the supreme sacrifice, Sergeant William Vaughan having been killed in action in Belgium on October 12 1916.  Of the fifty-five volunteers whose parents are from Bruny Island, Lieutenant Vaughan is the seventeenth to lay down his life for the Empire and liberty’s cause He, like his brother Sergeant Vaughan, was a fine young man and one of Bruny's most highly respected and estimable young citizens Another of Mr Vaughan's sons (Corporal Edward P Vaughan) is in the A 1 F.

The Mercury 6th May 1918

















                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo Courtesy Josephine Colahan







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