William Stanley BENNETT DSO, MC, MiD

BENNETT, William Stanley

Service Number: 6924
Enlisted: 2 February 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, 30 April 1879
Home Town: Burwood, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Balwyn State School & New College, Box Hill, Victoria
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, 7 December 1946, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

2 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6924, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6924, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
15 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Born 30 April 1879 in Victoria.

Son of the late Jesse George  (b. 1850 Capetown South Africa - d. 1920 St Kilda, Victoria)
married first wife and mother to William:
Charlotte Annie Bennett (nee. Hancock b. 1847 - d. _____)

For many years his father was Schoolmaster of the Balwyn State School.

Williams' Siblings:
Brother:     Jesse Philip Bennett     (b. 1873 Brighton VIC - d. 1937 Royal Pk, VIC)
Sister:       Annie Isabel Bennett   (b. 1875 Boro, VIC - d. 1966 Kew, VIC)
                 - m. Robert Alexander Curlett  1874-1956
Sister:       Frances Evangeline Bennett  (b. 1877 Hawthorn VIC - d. 1938 Brunswick VIC)
                 - m. John William Johnston 1871-1964
                 - c. Malcolm Bennett Johnston 1911-1923
Himself:    Willliam Stanley Bennett  (b. 30/4/1879 Hawthorn VIC - d. _____)
                 - m.  Maud May Cromb
                 - c.  Roger Phillip Bennett
Sister:        Isabel Lang Bennett   (b. 1880 - d. 1881 Melbourne VIC )

Step-mother  Harriet Anne Bennett (nee Bentley)   b. 1856 Sandridge VIC - d. ___)

Half siblings:
Sister:          Maude Ethel Bennett  (b. 1886 Hawthorn VIC - d. 1971 Wind VIC)
                   - m. Bertram Vincent Jones  1881 - 1958)
Brother         Henry Gordon Bennett (b. 15/4/1887 Balwyn VIC - d. 1/8/1962 Dural, VIC)
                    - m. Bess Buchanan (Nov 1916)
Sister:          Harriet May Bennett  (b. 1888 Balwyn VIC - d. ____)
Brother:        Alfred Edward Bennett  (b. 1889 Balwyn VIC - d. 1963)
Brother:        George Percival Bennett  (b. 1891 Balwyn VIC - d. ____)
Brother:        Reginald Edwin Bennett  (b. 1896 Balwyn VIC - d. _____)
Brother:        Arthur Godfrey Bennett  (b. 1897 Camberwell VIC - d. 24/4/1915 Gallipoli)


Next of kin in service:
Brother - Brigadier-General H Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO
              succeeded Major-General E G Sinclair-MacLagan CB, DMG, DSO,
              as Commander of the 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade on 3 December 1916.

Brother -

He was educated at the Balwyn State School and New College, Box Hill, Victoria and prior to joining the AIF had not served with any Australian Miliary forces unit. 


Commenced by Julianne T Ryan. 11/2/2015.  Lest we forget.