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Walter Lionel BENNETT

Regimental number3954
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDungog, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.5
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L M Bennett, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Margaret BENNETT; Wife: Lillian BENNETT
Discharge date6 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Corinthic', 10 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart; pleurisy), Sydney, 6 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death7 January 1940
Age at death52
Place of burialDungog Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Walter Lionel

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