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Bert William BENNETT

Regimental number2375
Date of birth15 July 1889
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressClifford Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Bennett, Clifford Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other detailsHis father, William Bennett, was Warder at Tamworth Gaol and then became Deputy-Governor of Parramatta Gaol, Sydney, New South Wales.Bert suffered from gassing and shrapnel wounds to the face and head in France.
Date of death23 January 1972
Age at death82
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Ryde, NSW 25/1/72

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