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Oliver Charles BENNETTS

Regimental number5658
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolGolden Square State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address454 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr T H Bennetts, 454 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death22 August 1916
Age at death25.4
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Katherine BENNETTS. Native of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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