John Patrick Augustine BENNETT


BENNETT, John Patrick Augustine

Service Numbers: 48, 1861
Enlisted: 27 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 1 May 1879
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 August 1916, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide St Patrick's Parish Honor Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

31 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 48, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1861, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1861, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1861, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1861, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Private Jack Bennett died of wounds on August 7 in France. He was well known and highly respected in the west end of Adelaide, and prior to enlisting was employed by Forward, Down, & Co. Previous to that he was at the Islington Work shops for 11 years. He served through the South African war, leaving with the first contingent from South Australia. He left a widow and five children. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' College and was 37 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (