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John Edward BENNETT

Regimental number164
Place of birthUpholland, Lancashire, England
SchoolAllenson St Council School, St Helen's, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailors cutter
Address34 Fleet Lane, St Helens, Lancashire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Bennett, 34 Fleet Lane, St Helens Lancashire, England
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallant conduct and leadership at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 21 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 26 July 1916
Date of death26 July 1916
Age at death21
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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