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James Norman BENNETT

Regimental number82
Place of birthRoss, England
SchoolFramlingham College, Suffolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, P.C. Bennett, Sugistone, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in School Cadets; 3 years in B Company, 1st Bn, Herefordshire Regiment; time expired.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIX, Row C, Grave No. 14), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. P.C. and Mrs A.J. BENNETT, "The Upper Baches", Upton Bishop, Ross, Herefordshire, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT James Norman

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