Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO

Date of birth  1887-04-16  Balwyn, VIC. 
Date commissioned  1908-08-14  Commissioned as a second lieutenant, 5th Infantry Regiment. 
Date promoted  1912-07-01  Promoted to major. 
Other units  1914  Served as a major in the 64th Battalion. 
Other  1914-08-14  Joined the Australian Imperial Force as second in command of the 6th Battalion. 
Other  1914-10  6th Battalion embarked for Eygpt. 
Other  1915-04-25  Landed at Gallipoli. Bennett was wounded on Pine Ridge, while directing fire on the Turkish positions. He was evacuated to a hospital ship but rejoined his battalion on the front line the next day. 
Other  1915-05-08  Involved in Second Battle of Krithia. The 6th Battalion suffered heavy loses. Bennett was the only original officer of the 6th who survived the battle. 
Date promoted  1915-05-09  Bennett became commander of the 6th Battalion and was promoted to temporary lieutentant colonel. 
Date of honour or award  1915-08-05  Mention in Despatches, for services at Gallipoli. 
Date of honour or award  1915-11-05  Mention in Despatches, for services at Gallipoli. 
Date of honour or award  1915-11-08  Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, for services at Gallipoli. 
Date promoted  1916-12-03  Temporary brigadier general in command of the 3rd Infantry Battalion. At 29 he became the youngest general ever in the Australian army. 
Date of honour or award  1917-01-04  Mention in Despatches, for services in France. 
Date of honour or award  1917-03-09  Montenegrin Order of Danilo - 3rd Class. 
Date of honour or award  1917-06-01  Mention in Despatches, for services in France. 
Date of honour or award  1917-12-28  Mention in Despatches, for services in France. 
Date of honour or award  1918-01-01  Companion of the Bath, for services in France. 
Date of honour or award  1918-05-28  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1918-12-31  Mention in Despatches, for services in France. 
Date returned to Australia  1919-05-15   
Date of honour or award  1919-06-03  Distinguished Service Order. 
Date of honour or award  1919-07-11  Mention in Despatches. 
Other units  1921 - 1926  Bennett commanded the 9th Infantry Brigade. 
Other units  1926 - 1932  Bennett commanded the 2nd Division. 
Date promoted  1930-08-01  Promoted to major general. 
Other units  1940-09-30  Bennett became General Officer Commanding 8th Division, Australian Imperial Force. 
Other  1941  Bennett was posted to Malaya with the 8th Division. 
Other  1941-02-15  Singapore was surrended to the Japanese. Bennett and several others managed to escape from Singapore and return to Australia. 
Date promoted  1942-04-07  Lieutenant general in command of III Corps in Perth. 
Date of discharge  1944-05-09  Transferred to the Reserve of Officers. 
Date of death  1962-08-01  Dural, NSW.