Bennett BURNEY

BURNEY, Bennett

Service Number: 7462
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Frederick, Tasmania, Australia, 27 July 1893
Home Town: Wynyard, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, 7462, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
14 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, 7462, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
22 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, 7462, 40th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 7462 awm_unit: 40th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-04-22

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Biography contributed by CHRISTINE STEWART

Bennett Burney was the only son of George Bennett Burney and Alice Burney formerly Donald

Bennett was employed as a Gardener at the local school.


His siblings were Frances Alice Burney

Lillian Theresa Burney

His half brothers were Charles George Donald and Frank Donald born prior to his mother's marriage to George Burney

The family first lived at Port Frederick now West Devonport before moving to Dodgin Street,  Wynyard .

His father worked for the Port Authority.

His father later became a 'double amputees.

Bennett's name is on the Memorial monument at Wynyard RSL Park