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Arthur Alfred BENNETT

Regimental number21190
Place of birthMitchell Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressGlenroy House, St George, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bennett, Glenroy House, St George, Queensland
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the morning of 24th April, 1918, this gunner was out on the telephone lines and assisted in maintaining communications. he showed wonderful pluck, and although he was badly shaken, on more than one occasion, he went on with his work of maintaining the lines and mending breaks as they occurred. He stuck at the work from 4 a.m. until after 9 a.m., and showed great fortitude under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 September 1970

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