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Charles Pryor BENNETT

Regimental number1417
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLane Street, off Bromide street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Caroline Bennett, 113 West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 9 January 1917
Place of death or woundingRafa, Palestine
Age at death26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 12 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to Detail Camp, 4 March 1916; rejoined unit, Girga, 20 March 1916.

Found guilty, 3 January 1917 of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he, on 29 December 1916 at El Arish, when ordered to clean up the fodder heap, relied ‘speak to me with civility not like a dog’: awarded 96 hours’ Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, Rafa, Palestine, 9 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1950
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Charles Pryor

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