George Hamilton BENNETT

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BENNETT, George Hamilton

Service Numbers: 2186, 1204
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burwood, New South Wales. Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Kalgoorlie Central State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in action, Armentieres, France, 8 April 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
INSCRIPTION GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN Grave I.A. 1.
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2186, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2186, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
8 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1204, 28th Infantry Battalion

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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)

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