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Herbert Eugene BESANT

Regimental number5336
Place of birthLondon, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address21 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Allshorn, 21 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death9 December 1916
Age at death28
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 12), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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