Keith Llewellyn BENNETT

Regimental number2898
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Rotherwood', Sutton Forest, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, C. Bennett, c/o Evening News Office, Market Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Cambridge Volunteers.
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Llewellyn spelt Llewellin
Discharge date11 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916, and reverted to rank and pay of Private.

Appointed Lance Corporal (3 months' probation), 3 February 1916; promoted Corporal (3 months' probation), 15 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, at sea, 24 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm, foot), and admitted to Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 24, 23 July 1916, and admitted No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1916 (right leg amputated below knee: wound severe); transferred to England, 26 July 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, 27 July 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 October 1916. Discharged on furlough, 24 October 1916, to report to 1st AAH, Harefield, 2 November 1916.

Transferred to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 11 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress misspelled as 'Rotterwood' on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Keith Llewellyn