Arthur Bardsley BENNETT

Regimental number12/1102
Date of birth25 July 1880
Place of birthManchester, England
True NameSMITH, Peter
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPiha, West Coast
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinUncle, J Bennett, 44 Batten Street, Salford, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceUnspecified service [United Kingdom?]; 'time expired'; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateDischarged in England 1 April 1919
Discharge date1 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death26 May 1923
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22274726

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