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Leonard Spencer BENNETT

Regimental number106
Place of birthSheffield, England
SchoolKing Edward VII Public School, Sheffield, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Address45 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J C Bennett, 30 Marlborough Road, Moor Oaks, Sheffield, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteers, Brisbane. Undertook a course for a commission in 1913.
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 09-10 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death10 May 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 9), Gallipoli
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Charles and Ann Amelia BENNETT, 30 Marlborough Road, Sheffield, England. Native of Sheffield
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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