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Bennie A A  Pte  2791

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Bennie A A  Pte  2791    Albert Aubrey     8 Inf Bn    30    Motor painter    Single    Bap       

Address:    Ascot Vale, Harding St, 13  (Electoral Roll)

Next of Kin:    Bennie, J, father, Woodford   

Enlisted:    7 Jul 1915     Ascot Vale

Embarked:     SS Makarini 15 Sep 1915   


Date of death:  25/07/1916

CWGC: "Son of James and Louisa Alice Bennie, of Woodford, Victoria. Born at Lancefield, Victoria".






The members of the local Scottish Society, and particularly those of them who foregathered at the cricket matches, will have noted with deep regret that the hero of many a hard-fought game has laid down his life that the world might be free from the brutality and militarism of Germany. "Our Bert" was a general favourite. His quiet, unassuming manner, his "straightness" and honesty of purpose, his modesty, though standing far above his comrades in skill, endeared him to all who knew him. He has bowled his last ball, he has made his last stand at the wickets, the last great decision has been made against him, and he is "cut" as far as this life is concerned. We who are left to mourn his loss feel sure that in the greaater game, he played a noble part and took his dismissal like a soldier and a man. To his sorrowing relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.  Cut off from their association at so early a stage, their grief must be sore. But they have the consolation of knowing that he died for his country and that the world might escape from the ever threatening wave of the "mailed fist". He has     crossed the bourne from which no traveller ere returns, but his memory will aye be kept green among his comrades of the cricket club and his friends in the so- ciety.              

"The sweet remembrance of the just    

Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust" 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1916, September 7). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved February 5, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74594049



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Moonee Ponds West State School   

Moonee Ponds Baptist Church         

Newmarket Baptist Church*                                                                       

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed 



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