Cedric Oswald BENNETT

Regimental number12/696
Date of birth15 May 1893
Place of birthNapier
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaipuna, Waeranga
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 10"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel J Bennett, Waipuna, Waeranga
Previous military serviceServed in the 16th (Waikato) Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 November 1914
Place of enlistmentHamilton
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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 Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 23 September 1915
Discharge date21 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Tofua', 23 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit for Active Service although fit for Civil Employment), 4 January 1916. `Also served in World War II: Service No 1/21/12.
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body and Fourth
Date of death4 June 1975 Kawakawa
Age at death82
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 24065092