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Claude de Bell Jamieson BENNETT

Regimental number4
Date of birth24 January 1890
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressNorthgate Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Bennett, Northgate Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollNo. 1 Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Charged with sodomy, 18 March 1916 (no details on file).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Seang Bee', 27 April 1916 (disciplinary reasons); disembarked Sydney, 31 May 1916, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (services no longer required: undesirable), Brisbane, 17 July 1916.

Medals: forfeited right to war medals.

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 30 July 1940; discharged, 15 July 1941, as Q194608.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Claude de Bell Jamieson

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