BENNETT, Francis Oswald
(Service number 74420)

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Date 19 February 1898 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairview, Timaru
Occupation Medical student
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. F. BENNETT (father), Fairview, Timaru
Religion Brethren
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 42nd Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 1 August 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Medical practitioner


Date "1976 Age
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Oswald was the first-born of William Francis and Rose Maria (née Harrow) Bennett. He was educated in Timaru and Christchurch. Francis returned to New Zealand in March 1919 per the "Athenic". He married Pearl Allan Brash in 1927.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; NZ BDM records (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 March 2019]; School Admission record (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [16 March 2019]; Sun, 8 March 1919 (Papers Past) [16 March 2019]

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