|Place of birth||Hillsborough, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Brother, F M Bennett, Woolooga, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 January 1917; marched into 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 16 February 1917.
Found guilty, 12 April 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 8 am, 6 April, to 8.30 am, 12 April 1917: awarded 168 hours? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 13 days? pay.
Proceeded overseas to France via Southhampton, 14 June 1917; disembarked Havre, 15 June 1917; marched out to 49th Bn, 29 June 1917.
On leave to England, 8 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 April 1918.
Admitted to hospital, 22 October 1918; transferred to 13th Australian Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (influenza); discharged to duty, 2 November 1918.
On leave to England, 28 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 22 February 1919; attached to non-military employment, 23 February 1919; marched out to England, 3 March 1919; marched out to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 10 March 1919; departed on leave, 21 March 1919; returned from leave, 21 June 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Devonport, 24 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 September 1919; discharged Brisbane.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BENNETT William Robert|