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Francis Thorpe BENTLEY

Regimental number395
Place of birthTerang, Victoria
SchoolTerang State School No 617, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Parade, Terang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Bentley, The Parade, Terang, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 April 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, Somme Sector, France
Date of death7 April 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVillers Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row F, Grave No. 4), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Terang Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: George (d. 28 September 1895, aged 45; bu. Terang) and Sarah Ann (d. 19 august 1939; bu. Terang) BENTLEY.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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