Studio portrait of 315 Private (Pte) Sydney Bennett, 4th Battalion, of Peakhurst, NSW. A miner ...

Unit 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France
Accession Number P05301.094
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Sydney Mail
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made c 1914
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 315 Private (Pte) Sydney Bennett, 4th Battalion, of Peakhurst, NSW. A miner prior to enlisting on 19 August 1914, he embarked from Sydney, NSW, aboard HMAT Euripides on 20 October 1914. He was killed in action on 21 September 1917 in France, aged 31. His brother, Pte Percy Bennett died on 7 August 1916, of wounds received at Pozieres, France, aged 26 (see P05301.093). On the Roll of Honour circular it was stated their grandfather and great grandfather had fought at Crimea, Waterloo and the Indian Mutiny.