Frederick George BENNETT

Regimental number12/704
Date of birth5 July 1880
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCommercial Hotel, Hamilton
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinG Underwood, 43 Victoria Street, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Rifle Brigade, British Army; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on embarkationSergeant
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.
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 7 August 1915
Discharge date23 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Tahiti', 7 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit for Active Service [gun shot wound, left shoulder] although fit for Civil Employment), 23 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death24 April 1936 Morrinsville
Age at death55
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22274691