BENNETT, Jonathan
(Service number 32591)

Aliases Tom
First Rank Corporal Last Rank Rifleman


Date 20 February 1873 Place of Birth Pleasant Valley, Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. Three children
Next of Kin Mrs Alice Rose BENNETT (wife), 20 Maslin Street, Geraldine
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 15 September 1922 Age 49 years
Place of Death Geraldine
Cause Sickness (pneumonia)
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 434, Plot 118
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Jonathan Bennett (Tom) was the son of William and Mary (née Foley) Bennett. He married Alice Rose Wooding in 1898. Theye had three children - Margaret Rose, Edward Patrick Stanley and Dorothy Hepzibah Rachel. J. Bennett, 32591, Geraldine, was one of 818 men who returned from the war in Draft 149 in March 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2017]; Geraldine Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [05 February 2017]; Evening Post, 13 March 1918 (Papers Past) [04 February 2017]

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