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Francis BENNETT

Regimental number6110
Place of birthKadina, South Australia
SchoolKadina Public School, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMason
AddressKadina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Bond, Graves Street, Kadina, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He said when he enlisted, 'I'm going to play the man. I'm no shirker.'" (Details from sister)
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingLihons, France
Date of death10 August 1916
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, Harbonnieres (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas S. and Phillipa BENNETT. Born at Kadina, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 20551 Sapper Reginald Jack BENNETT, Light Motor Set Wireless Section, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919; 3121 Pte Harold BENNETT, 2nd Division Train, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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