William Edward John SARGENT

SARGENT, William Edward John

Service Number: 3006
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Whiteside, Queensland, Australia, 29 November 1894
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 April 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension
I B 6, Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Lebucquiere, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Pine State School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3006, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
8 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3006, 3rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
8 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3006, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
13 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 55th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

He served under the alias of Lionel William Bennett. 

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

William's parents were John Sargent and Esther Greer. William attended North Pine State School. He enlisted twice first as Lionel William Bennett on 17 August 1915 New South Wales, and then on 8 September 1915 as William Edward John Sargent. He named his mother, Esther as next of kin, she was living at North Pine at the time. Mrs Hinks of Mulgoa, near Penrith was his employer at the time. William was killed in action during the attack on Doignies on 2 April 1917. According to the Battalion diary, 179 men from the 55th Battalion were killed or wounded on that day. William's parents are buried at Lawnton Cemetery.