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Frank Rupert BENNETT

Regimental number3496
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNew Town, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Bennett, 7 Roope Street, New Town, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 16 October 1916. Taken on strength, 26 April 1918. Promoted Lance Corporal, 12 May 1918; Temporay Corporal, 30 June 1918. Died of pneumonia
FateDied of disease 4 November 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: W.H. and Sarah BENNETT, 7 Roope Street, New Town, Hobart, Tasmania. Native of New Norfolk, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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