George Hamilton BENNETT

BENNETT, George Hamilton

Service Numbers: 1204, 2186
Enlisted: 1 April 1915, 84th Infantry
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burwood, New South Wales. Australia, February 1896
Home Town: Kew, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Kalgoorlie Central State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 April 1916
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
INSCRIPTION GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN Grave I.A. 1., Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boulder Kalgoorlie Roll of Honor, Kalgoorlie Boulder 84th Infantry Goldfields Regiment Roll of Honour, Kalgoorlie Central School Honour Roll, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll, Nar Nar Goon Commercial Bank of Australia Limited WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1204, 28th Infantry Battalion, 84th Infantry
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 2186, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 2186, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
8 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 1204, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1204 awm_unit: 28 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-04-08

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

28th Bn.Australian Infantry, A.I.F., D Company.

He was 20 and the son of Harry and Barbara Charlotte Bennett, of 123, McDonald St., Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Address 129 McDonald Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Previous military service-Served in the Citizen Military Forces and Kalgoorlie Rifle Club.

Enlistment date 1 April 1915

Age at embarkation 19

AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/45/1

Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
"As far as we know he was the first 'Anzac' to fall in France. Was killed ... the first morning the Australian battalions went into trenches. Was attached to 7th Brigade snipers." (details from mother)