Lindsay Gordon BENNETT

BENNETT, Lindsay Gordon

Service Number: 2031
Enlisted: 20 June 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 29 January 1893
Home Town: Mount Torrens, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Torrens Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 July 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Our Fallen Heroes WW1 Honour Board, Mount Torrens Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2031, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2031, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2031, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
17 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2031, 39th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2031 awm_unit: 39th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-07-17

Lindsay Gordon Bennett

Name: Lindsay Gordon Bennett
Service Number: 2031
Place of Birth: Mount Torrens
Date of Birth: 29 January 1893
Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Date of Enlistment: 20 June 1916
Age at Enlistment: 23 years 5 months
Next of Kin: Father, Albert James Bennett
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Private
Lindsay joined the 39th Battalion and left Adelaide with his unit on board the Anchises on 28 August 1916 and from England proceeded to France on 23 November. He was shot in the knee and thigh during action in France on 6 October 1917 and was invalided to Bethnal Green Hospital in England for treatment. Lindsay rejoined his unit on 2 February 1918. His mother had been notified of the incident on 29 October.
During action at Vaire Wood on 17 July 1918, Private Lindsay Bennett was killed and was buried at Vaire Wood British Cemetery. He was re-buried at Villers-Bretonneux. His father received Lindsay’s Victory Medal, War Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll between 1921 and 1923.

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Son of Albert James BENNETT and Alice nee TOWNSEND