Frederick William Charles Bennett

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
William Charles
Last Name: 
Bennett
Date of Birth: 
Thursday, September 30, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Susanna Bennett (nee Jones)
Father's Name: 
Frederick Charles Bennett
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, May 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Company: 
5th Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/15 Star
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, February 21, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bapaume, Pas- de-Calais, Nord- Pas- de- Calais, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in Action
Details: 

Frederick William Charles Bennett was born in Birkenhead, Chesire, England. Fred's family arrived in Australia when he was 9 months old.
Fred was living at Thirroul, N.S.W. when he enlisted. He was 18 of age, single and working as a miner.

Fred embarked on the 24th August 1916 from Sydney on board HMAT A68 Anchisis. He served on the Western Front in France and Belgium.
On 21 February 1917 while fighting in France, Fred was killed. He was 19 years old.

There is no known grave for Fred, although records show he was buried '2 1/4 miles south of Bapaume (France). He is commemmorated at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, the Australian War Memorial and the Albion Park Roll of Honor, Centenary Hall, Tongarra Road, Albion Park, N.S.W.

Sources: 
Australian War Memorial
AIF Database
National Archives Australia. NAA: B2455, BENNETT F W C

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