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Leslie Edward BENNING

Regimental number3687
Place of birthEast Maitland New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, East Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAnne Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G H Benning, Anne Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1919
Place of death or woundingPozieres, France
Date of death24 July 1916
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Henry and Elizabeth Mary BENNING, 48 Wilton Street, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales. Native of Gunnedah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4647 Harold Vincent BENNING, 1st Battalion, died of wounds, Fleurs, France, 14 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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