BENNETT, Arthur Leslie
(Service number 7/305)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Rifleman


Date 1 July 1884 Place of Birth Tasmania

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Swannanoa
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Widower. Two children
Next of Kin Jas BENNETT (father), Hedley Road, Timaru; previously Latrobe, Tasmania; later of Lyalldale, St Andrews (1931)
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Balkan (Gallipoli); Egyptian
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Liberation Date


Date 30 March 1916 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 24 July 1965 Age 81 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 118, Plot 12
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Arthur Leslie Bennett stated that he was a widower with two children - Henry royner Bennett born on 4 May 1909 at Fernside, Rangiora, and Frances Bennett born on 20 August 1911 at Randwick, Sydney.


Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [110 January 2017]

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