Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub Branch, Dandenong
Drivers licence to drive a Motor Car "William Arthur Benville" Natal Province District of Durban South Africa. Pink Cover.
It appears that Mr WA Benville was born in/near Durban South Africa on 6th Oct 1884. He served for Her Majesties Services for 222 days in the Boer war then came to Australia. He worked as Electrician at the GPO and lived at 180 High St.Kilda and joined the Australian Imperial Force, Australian flying Corps on 26/6/1917. Service No, 2320. Rank,.Air Mechanic 2nd Class. Roll Title Flying Corps Conflict Operation, First World War 1914-1918.
Mr Benville Departed Melbourne on HMAT Port Sydney A15 on 9/11/1917.
He was Married to Mrs Emily Madge Benville when he enlisted in Australia. Mrs Benville died on 10th July 1947. ( Buried at the Cheltenham Cemetery)
Mr William Arthur Benville Died on 28th August 1976.
Rest In Peace.
Inscriptions & Markings
(The licence is written in English on left and Afrikaans on right. [We have used the English Inscriptions]
Natal Province-Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Regulation Ordinance 1937. (Ordinance No. 10 of 1937 as amended)
Drivers Licence class of motor vehicle in which respect licence is granted Motor Car. 123659.
Issued to Surname Benville, Christian Name William Arthur, Address 178 Florida Rd, Date of Birth 6.10.84, Fee Paid 10/- shillings
This licence is hereby granted to the abovenamed person, whose photograph and signature (or right thumb impression) appear hereunder, to drive a motor vehicle of the class described above.
Registrar District DURBAN , Date 26Sep 1951
( Line undecipherable ) he must present his licence at any revenue or borough licencing office for amendment.
Change of Address
Date New Address Recorded by.
PN 363-P. 15593/NW.756/4,000/22-6-49