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Henry Collier BENNETT

Regimental number1675
Place of birthClunes, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHardware assistant
AddressClaremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 4"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Bennett, Claremont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of return to Australia incorrectly recorded as 21 August 1916 on Nominal Roll.
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date2 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1602 Lance Corporal Allan BENNETT, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; Captain Harold Bruce BENNETT, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 28th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force. 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 June 1916; remained at duty.

Accidentally injured, 14 June 1916 (fractured left ankle: soldier not to blame), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred to England, 17 June 1916, and admitted same day to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 July 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 15 September 1916.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 25 September 1916; discharged from 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 7 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 74 days.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 22 December 1916.

Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, Perham Downs, 17 February 1917.

Attached for duty to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 February 1917.

Found guilty, 25 May 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 23 May, till 12 noon, 24 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Married Violet DOLEMAN, spinster, aged 31, All Saints Church (Episcopal Church of Scotland), Edinburgh, 6 January 1916.

Admitted to Edinburgh Castle Hospital from leave, 31 January 1919.

Marched in to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, from Edinburgh Castle Hospital, 12 February 1919.

Marched out to AMC Training Depot, Fovant, 21 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 2 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Perth, 2 October 1919. [Date of discharge given as 9 February 1920 on p. 42 of file.]

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 March 1946
Age at death73
Place of burialCremated: Karrakatta Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Henry Collier

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