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William John BENNETT

Regimental number2332
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolBoarding School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Bennett, 3O Clifton Buildings, Ton Bridge Road, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Territorial Force, London.
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingnear Albert, France
Date of death7 August 1916
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 34), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jessie BENNETT, 113 Victoria Road, Southend-on-Sea. Born in London, England

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