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Cyril Ernest Douglas BENNETT

Regimental number56044
Date of birth30 May 1899
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCleaner, SAR
AddressPeterborough, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, A E Bennett, Kitchener Street, Peterborough, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 1 year in the 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 May 1918
Place of enlistmentPeterborough, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1-6 (SA) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board SS Gaika on 6 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 19 December 1919
Discharge date6 March 1920
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 19 December 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 6 March 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death4 April 1978
Age at death78
Place of burialPeterborough Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Cyril Ernest Douglas

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