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Roland Walter BENNETT

Regimental number756
Place of birthChipstead, Surrey, England
SchoolChipstead State School, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address1 Star Cottages, Chipstead, Surrey, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William John Bennett, as above
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in the 7th Light Horse in December 1914. Arrived in Egypt in March 1915; went to Gallipoli in early May 1915. Was wounded in the knee on 12 July 1915, and was sent to Malta, thence to England to Leicester (?) Military Hospital. Returned to Egypt in January 1916. Transferred to Artillery and went to France in June 1916. Was wounded on June 14th and died on 22 June 1917.
FateDied of wounds 22 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row L. Grave No. 25A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
16
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Alice Emma BENNETT, One Star Cottage, Chipstead, Surrey, England

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