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Timothy Jospeh BENNETT

Regimental number121
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
Address176 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bennett, 176 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; admitted to hospital, at sea, 28 July 1916 (tonsilitis); disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916; discharged to lines, 31 August 1916; taken on strength of 38th Bn, 27 October 1916; transferred to 10th Machine Gun Company, Larkhill, 27 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 28 December 1916; transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 30 December 1916 (otitis media); transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 January 1917 (inflamed left middle ear); marched into MG Corps Base Depot, 7 January 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 19 February 1917; transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 20 February 1917 (myalgia); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 22 February 1917; rejoined unit, 12 March 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 March 1917 (lumbago); rejoined unit from hospital, 23 April 1917; admitted to 3rd Division Convalescence Camp, 29 May 1915; rejoined unit, 10 June 1017.

Admitted to 4th New Zealand Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917 (wound to index finger left hand).

Transferred to 38th Bn, 30 August 1917; transferred to 10th Machine Gun Company, 30 October 1917.

Proceeded on leave to England, 10 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 January 1918; transferred to 10th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 31 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 6 November 1918.

Departed on leave to Paris, 19 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 Jaunary 1919.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, England, 12 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Karagola?, 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged Melbourne, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BENNETT Timothy Jospeh

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