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Sydney Malcolm BENTZON

Regimental number411
Place of birthGeneva, Switzerland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nora Bentzon, 40 Gloucester Street, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 13 October 1914. Taken on strength, 15th Battalion, 20 October 1914.
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death26 April 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 6), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, date unknown, but probably on 26 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENTZON Sydney Malcolm

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