Leendert Marinus Christian BENNE

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BENNE, Leendert Marinus Christian

Service Number: 2084
Enlisted: 11 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Rotterdam, Holland, 1891
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 December 1916
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queenstown Christ Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2084, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2084, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2084, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography

Son of Hendrik BENNE

"THE LATE PRIVATE BENNE.

Mrs. L. M. C. Benne, Alberton, has been notified by the military authorities that her husband, Private L. M. C. Benne, was killed in action in France on December 8. He left South Australia on July 13, and went to France on November 5. He was well known and respected at Port Adelaide, where for many years he resided. He was a member of the Port Adelaide Working Men's Association. Private Benne, who was a native of Rotterdam, Holland, spent his 25th birthday in the  trenches." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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