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Harold Vincent BENNING

Regimental number4647
Place of birthEast Maitland New South Wales
SchoolEast Maitland Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressAnn Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G.H. Benning, Ann Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurs, France
Date of death14 November 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 9), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Geore Henry and Elizabeth Mary BENNING, 48 Wilton Street, Merewether, New South Wales. Native of Gunnedah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3687 Leslie Edward BENNING, 1st Bn, died of wounds, Pozieres, France, 24 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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