Samuel James BENNETT


BENNETT, Samuel James

Service Numbers: 3257, 3257A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lithgow, NSW, 29 October 1901
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Killed in Service, France, 4 April 1918, aged 16 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3257, 35th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3257, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Sydney
4 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 3257A, 35th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

Samuel was only 16 years 5 months old when he was killed.  His family epitaph reads- THY WILL, OH GOD, BE DONE.