|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Bankstown, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||40|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M Bender, 319 Cleveland Street, Redfern, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||19th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 April 1917. Appointed Acting Lance Corporal, 21 June 1917. Attended School of Musketry, Tidworth, 30 May-21 June 1917: qualified as 1st Class Rfec. Instruction and has 'fine knowledge' of Lewis Machine Gun.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1917; taken on strength, 19th Bn, Belgium, 26 November 1917.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 January 1918 (gastritis); transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 2 February 1918; to England, 8 February 1918, and admitted to Pricess Cristian Military Hospital, Englefield, Surrey; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 February 1918; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 23 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENDER Sidney|