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Harry Orlando BENNETT

Regimental number4363
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address'Wella', Penkivil Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 6"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Bennett, Clifford Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Orlando spelt Orlands
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date11 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3242 Staff Sergeant Norman BENNETT, 4th Division Train, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 11 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: amputated left arm), Sydney, 11 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 March 1970
Age at death78
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 12, 80), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Harry Orlando

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