George Weberley BENTLEY

George Weberley Bentley Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
20-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
45
Status
Married
Service No
3699
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-November-1915
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
9 August 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

George Bentley enlisted just after the maximum age for volunteers was raised from 38 to 45 years. He arrived in France in June 1916. Nine weeks later he was killed in action at Pozieres. His body was never recovered.

 

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