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James Mallett BENNETT

Regimental number275
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address21 Punt Road, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Jas Thomas Bennett, 'Argyle', 21 Punt Road, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military service49th Infantry
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

AFM and Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 12 April 1920

Date of death13 April 1922
Place of burialSt Kilda Cemetery, Victoria

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