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Herbert Bright BENNETT

Regimental number4491
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F Bennett, Wattle Flat, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For his devotion to duty and splendid example set to his men during the attack West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918. He advanced in face of heavy machine gun fire in support of Infantry who were held up and brought his mortar into action firing on and silencing an active enemy machine gun, thereby enabling the Infantry to push forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 July 1954

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