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Robert Burton BENNETT

Regimental number563
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPhillip Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinJane Bennett, Phillip Street, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCommissioned as Lieutenant; posted to 4th Battalion. Wounded on two occasions prior to being killed.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XL, Row D, Grave No. 2), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Christopher and Sarah Jane BENNETT. Native of Neutral Bay, New South Wales

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