Francis Joshua BENNELL

BENNELL, Francis Joshua

Service Number: 13132
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Staff Sergeant Dispensers
Born: Melbourne, Vic., 20 May 1875
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Pharmacist
Died: St. Kilda, Vic., May 1941, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Tristania, Wall 2BB, Niche 226
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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1916: Involvement SN 13132, Staff Sergeant Dispensers
8 Apr 1916: Embarked SN 13132, Staff Sergeant Dispensers, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Mr Francis Joshua Bennell, 65, who died yesterday at 311 Barkly st, St Kilda, was a well known dentist in Melbourne.
He had been in business in Collins st for more than 20 years. As a young man he began in business in Geelong as a chemist and dentist and was later elected to Geelong West council. He was Mayor twice.

On his return from the last war Mr Bennell became a partner in Ambler's dentistry, Collins st. He was a member of several Masonic Lodges and the Royal St Kilda Yacht Club. Mr Bennell was owner-skipper of the auxiliary yacht  Oimara, and in it took part in several
ocean yacht races. He was holder of the record run for a yacht across Bass Strait and competed twice in contests from New
Zealand to Australia. Mr Bennell is survived by a widow and a son Mr F S Bennell. The funeral will leave his resi dence to-day at 2 30 pm for Springvale  Crematorium. Apps and Sons Pty Ltd have charge of the arrangements.