William Texas BENNETT

Badge Number: 5820, Sub Branch: Disabled

BENNETT, William Texas

Service Numbers: 1843, S498
Enlisted: 1 October 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Reception / Reinforcements / Personnel Depots
Born: Ballarat, VIC, 25 November 1885
Home Town: Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Overseer
Died: Illness, South Australia, South Australia, Australia, 4 December 1946, aged 61 years
Cemetery: Alice Springs Memorial Cemetery, Northern Territory
C of E Plot A Grave 4, Alice Springs Cemetery, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Roebourne War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1843, 10th Light Horse Regiment
17 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 1843, 10th Light Horse Regiment
17 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 1843, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Borda, Fremantle

World War 2 Service

2 Sep 1940: Involvement Private, S498
2 Sep 1940: Enlisted Keswick, SA
2 Sep 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, S498, Reception / Reinforcements / Personnel Depots
6 Jul 1942: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Volo "Tex."
Yet another old identity has passed on. William Texas Bennett, widower, aged 61, died at the Alice Springs Hospital in the;early evening, of 4th December, 1946. He was a veteran of two world wars, but for several years has been permanently disabled and his familiar figure, riding on a three wheeled cycle, was perhaps the best known in Alice. He showed remarkable fortitude in his adversity. "Old Tex", as he was known to everyone, was crippled up with arthritis, and yet never complained. He has left his entire estate to the local branch of the Red Cross Society.