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George Henry BENNETT

Regimental number5307
Place of birthHargraves New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers (Catholic) School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressOakey, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinFather, John Bennett, Hargreaves, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War with the Queensland Mounted Rifles.
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds in Rouen Hospital, France.
FateDied of wounds 20 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death20 April 1917
Age at death44.7
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Anne Maria BENNETT. Native of Hargraves, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNephew: 3246 Lance Corporal Michael Ambrose BYRNE, 13th Bn, killed in action, Vaire Wood, France, 5 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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