Ernest William BENNETT

Regimental number2627
Date of birth3 September 1894
Place of birthDoyle's Creek, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDoyle's Creek, Singleton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Bennett, Doyle's Creek, Singleton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date20 March 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2624 Pte James Stanley BENNETT, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 49th Bn, 13 February 1917. Transferred to 13th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 11 April 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 8 June 1917 (gun shot wound, right foot). Transferred to England, 26 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 28 June 1917. Transferred to No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 July 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A38, 10 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 November 1917, for overland travel to Brisbane; discharged, 20 March 1918 (medical unfitness).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Place of burialDoyle's Creek Cemetery, New South Wales