Francis BENNETT

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BENNETT, Francis

Service Number: 6110
Enlisted: 9 June 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 6 April 1879
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Kadina Public School
Occupation: Mason
Died: Killed in Action, Lihon, France, 10 August 1918, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6110, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6110, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
10 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6110, 10th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Son of Thomas Sandy BENNETT and Philipa (nee GLAVILL)

"...6110 Private Francis Bennett, 10th Battalion, of Kadina, SA. A mason prior to enlisting in June 1916, Pte Bennett embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT Ballarat (A70) on 12 August 1916. Pte Bennett served on the Western Front and was killed in action at Lihon, the Somme, France on 10 August 1918. He was 38 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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