|Place of birth||Maryborough, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, John Bennett, Halford Street, Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for years in the Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Castlemaine, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||Divisional Signal Company 3, Engineer Reinforcements 11|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||22/13/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Divisional Signal Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Parents gave permission, 14 April 1917, that 'if necessary, our Son - Jack Reginald Bennett - may leave this state on Military Duty before he reaches the age of 19 years.'
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into No 3 Details Camp, Parkhouse.
Marched into Engineers Training Depot (Signals Section), Shefford, 20 October 1917.
Found guilty, 24 November 1917, of at Biggleswade being absent from special parade at 1 pm, 24 November: forfeited 5 days' pay.
Found guilty, Bedford, 5 January 1918, of (1) leaving the ranks without permission; (2) absent from work parade, 5 January: forfeited 3 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 March 1918.
Posted to Australian Corps Signal Company, 27 March 1918; taken on strength, 28 March 1918.
Transferred to 4th Divisional Signal Company, 10 September 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 10 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 11 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 9 May 1919.
Admitted to No 3 Clearing Group Hospital, Hurdcott, 21 June 1919 (tonsillitis).
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 17 July 1919; discharged to duty, 28 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 11 days; disembarked Melbourne, 24 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 3 Ocober 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal