Edward James BENNETTS

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BENNETTS, Edward James

Service Number: 6778
Enlisted: 25 February 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Cottesloe, WA, 1897
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: North Kalgoorlie SS
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 April 1918
Cemetery: Longpre-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6778, 51st Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6778, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6778, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Fremantle
30 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 6778, 51st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ann BENNETTS of Kalgoorlie, WA

Edward was the eldest of the family of three, and was the sole support, as his father died 13 years prior.