Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Joshua Bennett

Service number 406
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain, Corporal
Birth Date 10 January 1865
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Wagga Wagga
Death Date 1946
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Colonial Military Forces
Units
Place Wagga Wagga
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1901-04-19
Published in London Gazette in 1902-07-29
Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-05
Published in London Gazette in 1901-04-16
Published in London Gazette in 1915-11-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-01-27

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    19 April 1901 on page 2702 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    05 November 1915 on page 11002 at position 28
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 156 at position 60
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    08 November 1915 on page 11026 at position 7
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 January 1916 on page 157 at position 38
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    29 July 1902 on page 4854 at position 3
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Captain
    London Gazette
    16 April 1901 on page 2607 at position 6
  • Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls:

    Unit
    New South Wales Contingent - Sudan
    Conflict
    Sudan, 1885
    Rank
    Corporal
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major

Timeline

Date of birth 10 January 1865
Other 1885 Served as a Captain in the 1st NSW Mounted Rifles.
Date of enlistment 21 February 1885
Date of embarkation 03 March 1885
Date of return 23 June 1885
Other 1899 Served as a Major in the 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 20 August 1914 Appointed Major and Second in Command 3 Battalion.
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date promoted 01 May 1915 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Other units 01 May 1915 Commanding Officer 4 Battalion.
Other units 14 July 1915 Assumed Command 1 Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 13 August 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 31 August 1915
Other units 23 June 1918 Commanding Officer Australian Corps Reinforcement Camp.
Other units 22 August 1918 Officer Commanding troops Anchises.
Date returned to Australia 22 August 1919
Other 30 April 1920 AIF appointment terminated.
Date of death 1946