Studio portrait of 5305 Private (later Lieutenant) Francis Reginald Bennett, 20th (later 19th) ...

Units
Accession Number P08624.010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Cumberland
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Parramatta
Date made 1920
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 5305 Private (later Lieutenant) Francis Reginald Bennett, 20th (later 19th) Battalion of Rose Bay, NSW. A company secretary prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Wiltshire on 22 August 1916. Lt Bennett was killed in action at Daisy Wood, Belgium, on 9th October 1917, aged 26. He was buried near Zonnebeke, Belgium in the Ypres Sector but post war the grave was never found. He is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.