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Alfred Wilton Bennett's official records do not show where he was born but he was living in Ballarat and was a Jeweller by trade when he enlisted in the 29th Battalion, Headquarters Staff on 22 July 1915 as a Lieutenant-Colonel t the age of 53, most probably having served previously. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915. He returned to Australia in January 1917.
His son, Captain Rae Gillbe Bennett (Tree no 228) also served
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