|Place of birth||Truro, South Australia|
|School||Truro State School, SA|
|Address||Military Road South, Henley Beach, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. Ellen Bennett, 31 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Oaklands, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A52 Surada on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Burkusee Village, Palestine|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||20.9|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Henry and Ellen BENNETT, 32 1st Avenue, St Peter's, South Australia. Native of Truro, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915; evacuated sick, 5 September 1915 (gastro enteritis); admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 5 September 1915; discharged for light duties in Egypt, 3 October 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 6 October 1915 (gastro enteritis); discharged to duty, 14 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.
Marched out to Serapeum, 27 February 1916.
Found guilty, 27 May 1916 of being absent from parade, 26 May 1916: awarded 7 days Field Punishment No 2.
To Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 November 1916; returned to duty, 13 November 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 3 December 1916 (tonsillitis); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 4 December 1916; to Australian Stationary Hospital, Bir-el-Abd, 5 December 1916; to New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance, 7 December 1916; to No 24 Stationary Hospital, 7 December 1916 (diphtheria); to 14th Australian General Hospital, 1 January 1917; to Convalescent Depot, Abbassia, 8 January 1917; discharged and taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 21 January 1917.
Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 12 February 1917; taken on strength, 12 December 1917.
To Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 2 June 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 4 June 1917; passed as Gunner, 27th Hotchkiss Course, 13 June 1917; returned to unit, 14 June 1917.
To Rest Camp, 14 July 1917; admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 July 1917 (debility); transferred to 5th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 14 July 1917; discharged to duty, 23 July 1917; rejoined unit, 23 July 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 22 August 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 23 August 1917.
Killed in action, Palestine, 12 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENNETT Keith Clarence|