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Regimental number6479
Date of birth15 December 1886
Place of birthInvermay, Tasmania
SchoolAxedale and Axedale Wst Public Schools, Longlea, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLonglea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Bennett, Longlea, Victoria
Previous military service2nd T.B. Reinforcements (3 months)
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather: " I was never officially informed of the place where my son was killed; but from a private source I gather it was on the front just left of Villers-Bretonneux at a small village caled Sailly La Sex. This is all the information I possess."
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 1), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Axedale General Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: James and Elizabeth BENNETT, Longlea, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 March 1917; taken on strength of 46th Bn, 12 March 1917.

Admitted to No 12 Australia Field Ambulance, 18 March 1917 (synovitis of knee); transferred to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 18 March 1917; to England, 29 March 1917; to Kitchener's Military Hospital, Brighton, 29 March 1917; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 28 May 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 June 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 July 1917.

Classified 'B1A3', 29 July 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 23 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 September 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 19 September 1917; rejoined 46th Bn, 22 September 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 March 1918 (trench fever); to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 March 1918; to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 March 1918; to Ambulance Train, 28 March 1918; to No 9 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 28 March 1918; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 15 April 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 17 April 1918; discharged, 19 April 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 23 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 3 May 1918; rejoined 46th Bn, 8 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 14 May 1918; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, right thigh); transferred to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 May 1918; discharged, 27 May 1918, and rejoined 46th Bn the same day.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Stanley

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