Private Charles Patrick Bessant

Service number 7196
Birth Date 1901
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, East Sydney
Death Date 1918-04-18
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 4th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Charles Patrick Bessant (7196, 4th Battalion) was born in East Sydney, NSW, in 1901. He was working for the city council when he enlisted in February 1917. Charles was killed in action on 18 April 1918 during the battle of Lys. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.



Date of birth 1901
Date of enlistment 23 February 1917
Date of embarkation 24 April 1917
Date of death 18 April 1918
Date of fate 18 April 1918