Alfred Joshua BENNETT CMG, DSO, VD, MID*

BENNETT, Alfred Joshua

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 10 January 1865
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Wagga Wagga, State School and Fort Street Training College, New South Wales
Occupation: School Headmaster
Died: Cancer, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales Australia, 1 August 1946, aged 81 years
Cemetery: South Head General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers Who Served Abroard Honour Roll
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Major, 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Captain, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Involvement Major, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Major, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
22 Aug 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN Officer, 4th Infantry Battalion


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017 - refer to pages 86/87 + 262. Prior to the war he was a headmaster of Narromine NSW. He enlisted 20 Aug 1914 aged 49 years. During his service to his country he was awarded CMG , DSO , VD. He left UK for Australia 22 Aug 1919.

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