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William BENNETT

Regimental number781
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBriagolong, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Bennett, Briagolong, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 October 1917
Date of death22 October 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No. 20A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mrs BENNETT, husband of Rosa E. BENNETT, 418 Rotherite New Road, London, England. Native of Briagolong, VIctoria, Australia
Other details

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

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