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Albert George BENNETT

Regimental number33729
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressNorth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bennett, Shrewsbury, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917; marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 21 July 1917. Found guilty, 10 September 1917, of being beyond the limits set by Depot Orders: awarded 1 day�s Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 September 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 17 September 1917.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, and taken on strength of 11th Battery, 27 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 29 October 1917 (shrapnel wound, right shoulder); admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 30 October 1917; discharged to duty, 5 November 1917; rejoined unit, 6 November 1917.

On leave (date not recorded); rejoined unit from leave, 17 October 1918.

Disembarked England from France, 19 April 1919.

Granted leave for Non-Military Employment, 24 April-28 July 1919, with pay, subsistence and fees, to attend Battersea Polytechnic.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT �Plassy�, 5 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 October 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Albert George

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