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Benjamin Sydney BENT

Regimental number3239
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolState School, City Road, South Melbourne
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, B Bent, 194 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 5 years in the Garrison Artillery, Victoria.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Date of death31 August 1916
Age at death28
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Fanny Maud BENT. Native of South Melbourne

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