Cyril Arthur BENNETT

BENNETT, Cyril Arthur

Service Number: 711
Enlisted: 26 November 1914, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Hexham, New South Wales, Australia, 18 July 1896
Home Town: Hexham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: GSW abdomen, At sea on board HS Gascon off Gallipoli, 8 July 1915, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea Rev. W.C. Mayne officiated, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 711, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW
5 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 711, 7th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Saldanha embarkation_ship_number: A12 public_note: ''
5 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 711, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Saldanha, Sydney
8 Jul 1915: Involvement Trooper, 711, 7th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 711 awm_unit: 7 Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1915-07-08

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Red Court, Hexham, NSW

Son of Thomas William Bennett of Richmond Vale, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

At 8.15 p.m. on the 8th July 1915, Private Cyril Arthur Bennett, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (Reg No-711), labourer living with Mr. and Mrs. J. Deane of "Red Court", Hexham, New South Wales, Died of Wounds at sea at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, age 18 years 11 months, buried at sea between Gallipoli and Alexandria, Rev. W.C. Mayne officiated.

Born at Hexham, New South Wales on the 18th July 1896 to Thomas William (died?) of Shamrock Street, Hexham, N.S.W. and Terrigal, N.S.W. and and Sydney Bennett (died 21.10.1908, not 1909, Newcastle, N.S.W., age 36 ) of Hexham, New South Wales and Richmond Vale, N.S.W. and 31 Corlette Street, Cooks Hill, N.S.W., Cyril enlisted on the 26th November 1915 at Holsworthy, N.S.W.

Wounded in action 8.7.1915 (GSW abdomen).

Cyril’s name has been inscribed on The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 4), Gallipoli, Turkey.

Mr. Bennett’s name has also been inscribed on the Book of Gold, Hexham Public School Roll of Honor, Hexham Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Waratah-St Philip's Anglican Church Roll of Honour and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

Place of Association – Hexham, New South Wales, Australia.

I have placed poppies at the Bennett memorialised gravesite in remembrance of Cyril’s service and supreme sacrifice for God, King & Country. METHODIST 2 (PRIMITIVE) 21 SE. 13.

Younger brother Stanley Raymond (born 21.3.1899, Hexham, New South Wales, enlisted 29.5.1916, 35th Battalion, Reg No-2538, died?) also served 1st A.I.F.
Older brother Royal (Roy) Leslie (born 1.2.1894, Waratah, New South Wales, enlisted 18.9.1915, 31st Battalion, Reg No-2270, died 1975, Sydney, N.S.W.) also served 1st A.I.F.

Many thanks to Jan Patrick Laurie for the photo of the collage of Roy, Cyril and Stanley with their sister Clarice who arranged the Memorial inscription for Cyril at Sandgate, sent to Jan by Clarice's Granddaughter Michelle Searl.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

For more detail, see “Forever Remembered “

Lest We Forget.