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James Alfred BENNETT

Regimental number832
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMatt Bennett, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 26 June 1915
Date of embarkation incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 7 June 1915.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date25 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 7th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915, and reverted to the ranks.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 5 February 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged, 15 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days.

Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, Dueidar, 12 June 1916.

Detached to Hotchkiss Machine Gun Course, Moascar, 25 February 1917; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 8 March 1917.

Detached to Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 August 1917; rejoined unit, 29 August 1917.

Detached to Headquarters, Desert Mounted Column, 14 September 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 18 September 1917.

Detached to Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 March 1918; rejoined unit, Belah, 22 March 1918.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 23 March 1918 (urethritis); transferred to 43rd Stationary Hospital, Kilo 151, 30 March 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 31 March 1918; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 1 April 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 20 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 119 days.

Rejoined 12th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 27 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 28 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 234 James Alfred BENNETT for first period of service.
Date of death11 July 1945 Lithgow, New South Wales

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