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Lionel Samuel BENTLEY

Regimental number1779
Place of birthTenterfield New South Wales
SchoolTenterfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address'Dyrabba', Addison Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G W Bentley, 'Dyrabba', Addison Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets (Compulsory Military Training)
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1915
Place of death or woundingHill 60, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 August 1915
Age at death17.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial A.10), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Geoffrey William and Louise BENTLEY, 'Dyrabba', Addison Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Tenterfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3708 Pte Ernest Richard BENTLEY, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 August 1916; 2576 Pte Walter Herbert BENTLEY, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 January 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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