|Place of birth||Lauriston, Victoria|
|School||Lauriston State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Bennie, St Elmo Road, Alphington, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Ballarta, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||"One of the 'Southland' heroes."|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||The unit on the nominal roll is incorrect: it should read 21st Battalion|
|Place of death or wounding||Montbrehain, France|
|Age at death||26|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 14), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Elizabeth Emma BENNIE, "Lauriston", St. Elmo Road, Alphington, Victoria. Born at Lauriston, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915; evacuated Gallipoli, went to Mudros, and then proceeded to Alexandria, disembarking, 27 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.
Took part in a raid on enemy's trenches on night of 29/30 June 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 August 1916.
To be Temporary Sergeant, 1 October 1916; promoted Sergeant, 1 October 1916.
To Cadet Bn, England, 11 March 1917.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, France, 7 April 1917.
Wounded in action, France, 5 May 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left forearm); trnasferred to Ambulance Train, 6 May 1917; to 2nd Red Cross Hospital, 6 May 1917; to England, 27 May 1917; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, England, 28 May 1917; transferred to Cobham Hall, Kent, 30 July 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 6 September 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 6 September 1917; marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 September 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 November 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, France, 19 November 1917; marched out to unit, 22 November 1917; rejoined unit, 24 November 1917.
To be Lieutenant, France, 30 November 1917.
Proceeded to 1st Anzac Corps School, 5 December 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 24 December 1917.
Proceeded to X Corps School, 15 January 1918; rejoined unit, 20 February 1918.
To Australian Corps Infantry School, France, 9 July 1918; rejoined unit, 19 August 1918.
On leave to England, 23 August 1918; rejoined unit, 11 September 1918.
Killed in action, 5 October 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENNIE Stanley James|