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Albert Roy Bennett WEBBER

Regimental number204
Place of birthNairne, South Australia
SchoolNairne Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressJohn Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Webber, John Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death25
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend F. G. Ward, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2890308, 165 Pte G. POPE, 32nd Bn (patient, No 12 General Hospital, Rouen), 20 January 1917: 'He was killed on 19th July at Fromelles front, and I helped bury him at Fleurbaix. The name of the cemetery is Sala Farm Cemetery.'

Second statement, 91 Sergeant A. ERRINGTON, A Company, 32nd Bn, 11 December 1916: 'He was killed at Fromelles on July 19th., and is buried at the Eaton Hall Cemetery, Collar (sic) Farm Avenue, Fleurbaix. I have seen his grave there.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WEBBER Albert Roy Bennett
Red Cross file 2890308

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