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John BENNETT

Regimental number2121
Place of birthNewry, Co Armagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.25"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Michael Bennett, 15 Conal Street, Newry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date1 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1915; joined Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 August 1915.

Admitted to Anzac Casualty Clearing Station, 18 August 1915; transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt, 25 August 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Mena, 9 September 1915; to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 20 September 1915; discharged to Base Depot, Cairo, 15 October 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 29 November 1915( heart trouble); transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 2 December 1915.

Embarked Suez, on board HT 'Karoola', 20 January 1916 (neurasthenia); disembarked Sydney, 21 February 1916; reported as 'fit for duty', Liverpool, 13 June 1916.

Re-embarked Sydney, 22 August 1916, in 4th Bn, 19th Reinforcements..

Found guilty, at sea, 18 September 1916, of being absent from Guard: awarded 6 hours' detention and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Disembarked Plymouth, 12 October 1916; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 October 1916; marched in to 1st Training Bn, Fovant, 30 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 November 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 20 November 1916; marched out to unit, 2 December 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 December 1916 (influenza); to No 8 Ambulance Train, 8 December 1916; to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 20 December 1916; to England, Calais, 21 December 1916; admitted to Bevan Military Hospital, Sangate, England, 21 December 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 January 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 27 January 1917.

Marched in, from leave, to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 12 February 1917; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 22 February 1917; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 April 1917; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 April 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 27 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged, 1 November 1917 (medically unfit: bronchitis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF4REIN19
Date of death18 May 1931
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT John

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