Leonard William BENNETT

Regimental number12/495
Date of birth17 August 1887
Address7 Alma Street, Parnell, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.8
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Bennett, 7 Alma Street, Parnell, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in the NZ Natives [?]; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 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.
Discharge date26 October 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from Egland on board HT 'Willochra', 12 August 1916; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action:: amputated thigh), 26 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death26 October 1965 Auckland
Age at death78
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22274789

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