|Place of birth||Sandhurst, near Bendigo, Victoria|
|Address||32 McClure Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Eliza Bennetts, 32 McClure Street, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||513|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||Daours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 24), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3707 Pte William BENNETTS, 5th Bn, killed in action, 27 October 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; transferred to 2nd Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915; allotted regimental number 513, 6 August 1915; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 22 August 1915; discharged to duty, 22 August 1915; admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital, Lemnos Island, 16 September 1915 (paratyphoid); to England, admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Porstmouth, 26 September 1915.
Admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, England, 4 June 1916; discharged to Salisbury Plain, 12 June 1916.
[On 8 September 1916 his mother wrote a letter to the Staff Officer for Invalided Soldiers, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, asking that Fredrick be allowed to return home from England, as he had been away for almost two years, and as a widow, with her other son serving in France, has no income; the officer commanding Base Records replied on 19 September 1916 stating that the decision lay with the Army Medical Authorities abroad; no other correspondence is evident].
Detached for duty with Headquarters AIF Depots, England, 11 September 1916.
Found guilty, 3 November 1916, of (1) drunkenness; (2) neglect of duty: awarded 48 hours detention.
Admitted to Park House Hospital, 2 December 1916 (mumps); discharged, 13 December 1916.
Detached from duty and marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 16 November 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 16 November 1917; marched out to England Training Department, Brightlingsea, 7 December 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1918; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 9 January 1918; marched out to 1st Division, 13 January 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Field COmpany Engineers, 16 January 1918.
Found guilty, 14 March 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order in that he on 13 March 1918 became unfit for duty by reason of previous undulgence of alcoholic stimulants: forfeited a total of 7 days' pay.
Wounded in action, France, 23 August 1918; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 23 August 1918 (gun shot wound, abdomen); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 23 August 1918; died of wounds, 24 August 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENNETTS Fredrick|