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Edgar BENTLEY

Regimental number3403
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolParkerville Home School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia8
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoodcutter
AddressParkerville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis guardian was Sister Kate Clutterbuck, Parkerville Home, Parkerville, Western Australia.
FateDied of disease 22 February 1917
Date of death22 December 1917
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRocquigny - Equancourt Road British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 15), Manancourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Parkerville Children's Home Chapel (now housed in Parkerville Hall). Parents: Edgar M. and Mary Elizabeth BENTLEY
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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