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Gordon Miles BENNETT

Regimental number1620
Place of birthWestbury, Tasmania
SchoolUlverstone and Avoca State Schools, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPenguin, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Miles Bennett, Penguin, Tasmania
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1620A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLeft Australia with 40th Battalion, 1s Reinforcements; drafted into the 49th Battalion after completing training on Salisbury Plain, England. Wounded 9 times, on the last occasion after returning to the trench to pick up a wounded comrade.
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMentone, Victoria
Date of death11 November 1919
Age at death25.10
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery (Plot C, Grave No. 49), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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