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George Ernest Anderson BENNETT

Regimental number2587
Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Temora, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Marne', Palace Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bennett, 'Marne', Palace Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceWounded at Passchendaele, Belgium, 11 October 1917.
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2587A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death37.6
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 19), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Eliza Kate and the late Basil BENNETT. Native of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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