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Richard Patrick BENNETT

Regimental number5542
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMarion Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Albert Thomas Bennett, Marion Bay, Yorkes Peninsula, South Australia
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For dostinguished service carrying out valuable reconnaissances notably concerning the condition of the wire in the Hindenburg Line east of Bullecourt.'
Recommendation date: 13 May 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. carried out many night reconnaissances during the period 19th April - 6th May and obtained much useful information notably concerning the condition of the wire in the HINDENBURG LINE East of BULLECOURT. His conduct in the line was also of a high order, and contributed largely to the excellent morale of his Company throughout a long and arduous period in the firing line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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