Biography

Birth date: 16 April 1887
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Balwyn
Death date: 01 August 1962
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Dural
Final rank: Lieutenant General
Service number: First World War, 1914-1918
NX70343 - Second World War, 1939-1945
N76069 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • City of Melbourne Regiment
  • 1st Australian Division
  • 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 6th Australian Infantry Battalion

Gordon Bennett, born on 16 April 1887 at Balwyn, Melbourne, was Australia's most controversial Second World War commander. As a youth he attended Balwyn State School and Hawthorn College before becoming an actuarial clerk at the Australian Mutual Provident Society. He was commissioned into the Citizen Military Forces in 1908 at the age of 21 and posted to the 5th Infantry Regiment. In 1912 he was promoted to major.

Shortly after the First World War began Bennett transferred into the AIF; he embarked for Egypt in October 1914 as Second-in-Command of the 6th Battalion. He landed at Gallipoli early on the morning of 25 April 1915 and was wounded that afternoon. Having been evacuated to a hospital ship, Bennett took it upon himself to return to the line and quickly acquired a reputation for courage and leadership. He was involved in the 2nd Brigade's disastrous charge against Turkish positions at Krithia on 8 May and the next day was promoted to temporary lieutenant colonel, taking command of the 6th Battalion.

During the battalion's early operations on the Western Front Bennett alternated as battalion and acting brigade commander. He married Bessie Buchanan in November 1916 and in December was promoted again, to temporary brigadier, taking command of the 3rd Brigade. His reputation as an excellent front-line commander grew throughout 1917 and 1918 with his performances at Bullecourt, Passchendaele, and the Hindenburg Line. Alongside his reputation as a fine commander, however, Bennett also acquired among some of his fellow officers a very different reputation; as a jealous, prickly, and querulous individual.

After the war Bennett worked in Sydney as a clothing manufacturer and accountant. He sat on the State Repatriation Board and in October 1928 became one of three commissioners administering Sydney City. Between 1931-33 he presided over the New South Wales Chamber of Manufacturers. Bennett continued also in the military, taking command of the 2nd Division in 1926. But when the Second World War began he was furious at not being given command of the AIF; his difficult temperament made such an appointment impossible. Only in September 1940 was he given a divisional command, the 8th Division, which he led to Malaya in 1941.

Following the Japanese invasion of Malaya on 8 December 1941, Bennett had as little success preventing their southward advance as had his British counterparts. In February the Japanese reached Singapore and on the 15th of that month, as surrender negotiations took place, Bennett handed over command of his division and left the island. Some supporters applauded his escape but his claim that he left to pass on his knowledge about how to fight the Japanese - given his lack of success - failed to convince many. He was never given another field command and an enquiry after the war found he was not justified in leaving Singapore. Bennett's dreams of leading the Australian Army were ruined.

After the war Bennett took up farming near Sydney. He died at Dural, Sydney, on 1 August 1962.

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Major
  • Date of embarkation: 19 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Lieutenant Colonel

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 1st Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 1st Australian Division
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Brevet Colonel

  • Unit: City of Melbourne Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Montenegrin Order of Danilo, Third Class

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 3rd Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

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1941-04. A.I.F. IN MALAYA. BUGLER PLAYING "THE LAST POST" ON THE STEPS OF A MALAYAN CENOTAPH. MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT IS FIRST TO THE LEFT OF THE BUGLER.

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1941-04. A.I.F. IN MALAYA. MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT (CENTRE) WITH HIS TROOPS AT CENOTAPH.

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A LARGE CHINESE MILITARY MISSION WHICH VISITED MALAYA WAS DEEPLY IMPRESSED WITH THE EMPIRE'S PREPARATIONS FOR ITS DEFENCE. MAJOR-GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, COMMANDING THE A.I.F. IN MALAYA, WITH THE LEADER OF THE MISSION, GENERAL SHANG CHEN (ON LEFT) ON A RUBBER PLANTATION.

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MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, GOC, AIF IS INTERVIEWED BY AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST PHOTOGRAPHER.

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1941-07. MAJOR- GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, GOC, AIF, MALAYA.

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1941-07, SINGAPORE. MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE ANZAC CLUB. LEFT TO RIGHT ARE - UNKNOWN, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ROBERT BROOKE-POPHAM (C-IN-C), SIR SHENTON THOMAS (GOVERNOR), MR WEAINE, GENERAL BENNETT, MRS WEAINE AND LADY SHENTON THOMAS.

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Informal portrait of Major General (Maj Gen) Gordon Bennett, Commander 8th Division and General Officer Commanding (GOC) AIF Malaya (left) talking with Maj Gen Murray Lyon, GOC, 11th Indian Division based in Northern Malaya.

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Major General Gordon Bennett, Commander 8th Division and General Officer Commanding AIF Malaya (third from left) with press correspondents at a conference at his Headquarters.

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1941-03. MALAYA. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN THE FAR EAST, AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR ROBERT BROOKE-POPHAM (CENTRE FRONT). ON HIS RIGHT IS MAJOR GEN. GORDON BENNETT G.O.C., A.I.F., MALAYA.

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Informal group portrait of, from left, Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding AIF, Malaya; NX95 Captain Ernest (Kelvin) Fisk, 8 Division Signals; Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, Commander-in-Chief in the Far East.

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1940-11. MAJOR GENERAL BENNETT. PERSONALITIES. SERVICES.

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Malaya. January 1942. Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding AIF Malaya, briefing official war correspondents on the first clash between Australians and Japanese. Standing from left to right: Captain B. Curtis, British Conducting Officer; W. Knox, Sydney "Mirror"; H. Standish,...

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Group portrait showing Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding Malaya (seated), breifing official war correspondents on the first clash between Australian and Japanese forces.

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Group portrait showing Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding Malaya (seated), briefing official war correspondents on the first clash between Australian and Japanese forces.

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Group portrait showing Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding Malaya (seated), briefing official war correspondents on the first clash between Australian and Japanese forces.

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Malaya. January 1942. Informal portrait of Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding Australian Army Forces in Malaya, during a pause in his briefing of war correspondents (not seen).

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Portrait of Major General Gordon Bennett General Officer Commanding Australian Army Forces in Malaya, taken during a pause in his briefing of official war correspondents (not seen) on the first clash between Australian and Japanese forces.

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Group portrait showing Major General Gordon Bennett, General Officer Commanding Australian Army Forces in Malaya (seated), briefing official war correspondents on the first clash between Australian an Japanese forces.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON. BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WITH LIEUTENANT KHOURY OF THE GENDARMERIEAT THE RECEPTION GIVEN BY MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING.

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BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. MAJOR-GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, GENERAL- OFFICER- COMMANDING 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON. BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND MAJOR-GENERAL E.F. HERRING, GENERAL-OFFICER- COMMANDING 6TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION ARE HERE...

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1941-09. AUSTRALIAN PRESSMEN TOUR MALAYA. SENATOR FOLL WITH GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, PASSING THROUGH A NEWLY ARRIVED PARTY OF A.I.F. REINFORCEMENTS - MALAYA. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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1941-09. AUSTRALIAN PRESSMEN TOUR MALAYA. GENERAL BENNETT SHOWS SENATOR FOLL AROUND ONE OF THE A.I.F. CAMPS IN MALAYA. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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Major General Gordon Bennett, Commanding Officer Malaya (right) with Captain John A. Collins of HMAS Sydney.

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1941-09. MALAYA. MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, C. C, .MALAYA, WITH HIS LIAISON OFFICER AT SINGAPORE. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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1941-09. MALAYA. MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, COMMANDING OFFICER MALAYA (RIGHT), WITH CAPTAIN JOHN A. COLLINS OF HMAS SYDNEY. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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1941-09. MALAYA. MAJOR GENERAL BENNETT, MEETS SIR EARLE PAGE. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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1941-09. MALAYA. SIR EARLE PAGE WITH MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, IN ONE OF THE CAMPS. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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1941-09. MALAYA. SIR EARLE PAGE ON ARRIVAL AT SINGAPORE WAS MET BY MAJOR GENERAL GORDON BENNETT. C.O., MALAYA. (NEGATIVE BY M. NICHOLS).

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ALEY, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PHOTOGRAPHED DURING HIS VISIT TO THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS WHERE HE CONFERRED WITH THE ACTING GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, A.I.F. (MIDDLE EAST) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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ALEY, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PHOTOGRAPHED DURING HIS VISIT TO THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS WHERE HE CONFERRED WITH THE ACTING GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, A.I.F. (MIDDLE EAST) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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ALEY, SYRIA. 1941-12. MAJOR-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PHOTOGRAPHED DURING HIS VISIT TO THE 1ST AUSTRALIAN CORPS WHERE HE CONFERRED WITH THE ACTING GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, A.I.F. (MIDDLE EAST) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL J.D. LAVARACK.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-10-21. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TAKES THE SALUTE AS TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION MARCH PAST IN THEIR MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF PERTH. IN CENTRE IS LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS AND (RIGHT) MAJOR...

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PERTH, WA. 1942-10-21. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. THE COMMANDER OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. G. BENNETT, IS ON THE RIGHT OF THE DAIS, AND IN CENTRE IS MAJOR GENERAL...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1942-10-20. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H.G. BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS INSPECTING CORPS HEADQUARTERS GUARD.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1942-10-20. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H.G. BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS INSPECTING CORPS HEADQUARTERS GUARD.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1942-10-20. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H.G. BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (BACK TO CAMERA) TAKING THE GENERAL SALUTE OF HEADQUARTER GUARD.

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ROCKINGHAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1942-09-23. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, ADDRESSING A GROUP OF OFFICERS DURING THE FIELD EXERCISES CARRIED OUT BY THE 5TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. MEMBERS OF THE AWAS AT 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS HEADQUARTERS:- LIEUTENANT R. GORE, (CENTRE) COMMANDING AWAS AT CORPS HEADQUARTERS, SERGEANT W. HOWLETT, CANTEEN SERGEANT, AND SERGEANT R. SMITH, PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE CORPS COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H.G. BENNETT.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-09-25. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE.

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PERTH, WA. 1942-10-02. LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS AT HIS DESK AT CORPS HEADQUARTERS. STANDING IS, CAPTAIN E. F. BYERS, AIDE DE CAMP TO GENERAL BENNETT, WHILE FACING THE GENERAL IS SERGEANT R. SMITH OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE, HIS...

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PERTH, WA. 1942-10-02. LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS AT HIS DESK AT CORPS HEADQUARTERS. STANDING IS, CAPTAIN E. F. BYERS, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO GENERAL BENNETT, WHILE FACING THE GENERAL IS SERGEANT R. SMITH OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE, HIS...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. MARCH OF THE RECENTLY RETURNED 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION THROUGH THE CITY. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS THE SALUTING BASE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS; LIEUTENANT COLONEL W.J. WAIN, DSO,...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. SCENE AT THE SALUTING BASE DURING THE MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF UNITS OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION WHO HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. MARCH THROUGH THE CITY BY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS AN AMBULANCE CONTAINING WOUNDED 9TH DIVISION PERSONNEL PASSING THE SALUTING BASE, WITH LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB,...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. PORTION OF THE MARCH OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION THROUGH THE CITY, PASSING THE SALUTING BASE. THE DIVISION HAS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. PORTION OF THE MARCH OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION THROUGH THE CITY, PASSING THE SALUTING BASE. THE DIVISION HAS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-03-24. PORTION OF THE MARCH OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION THROUGH THE CITY, PASSING THE SALUTING BASE. THE DIVISION HAS RECENTLY RETURNED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1942-11-06. GROUP PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE SALUTING DAIS ON THE OCCASION OF A COMBINED MARCH PAST BY MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE AND THE WOMEN'S AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW AUSTERITY LOAN. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY LADY MITCHELL, WIFE OF THE...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, INSPECTING 109 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. HE IS FOLLOWED BY BRIGADIER B.E. KLEIN, COMMANDING ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS. TROOPS IN THE...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. INSPECTION OF REGIMENTAL GUARD OF 109 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS. RIGHT HAND MAN IN REAR RANK IS GUNNER R.H. WEULE, INSPECTING PARTY, LEFT TO RIGHT:-...

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FREMANTLE, WA, 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB,CMG,DSO,VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, FOLLOWED BY BRIGADIER B.E. KLEIN, COMMANDING ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, INSPECTING "A" TROOP, 151 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY. VX102459 SERGEANT....

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. VIEW OF GENERAL SALUTE TO THE GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. G. BENNETT, BY 109 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. CAPTAIN G. MASLEN IS IN THE FOREGROUND AND THE OFFICER AT THE SALUTE BEHIND HIM IS LIEUTENANT K.J. GILLESPIE.

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF 116 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. BRIGADIER B.E. KLEIN, COMMANDING ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, IS ALSO IN...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE AT THE MARCH PAST OF 116 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.W. STOKES, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE REGIMENT IS ON GENERAL...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. A SECTION OF 150 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY MARCHES PAST THE SALUTING BASE WHERE LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, IS TAKING THE SALUTE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- GUNNERS P. HAWKE, I.T. WALLACE, C.H. HANN, A.R. ROBBINS, BOMBARDIER...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKING THE SALUTE DURING MARCH PAST OF 116 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. OTHERS ON DAIS ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.W.C. STOKES, COMMANDING THE REGIMENT, BRIGADIER B.E. KLEIN, COMMANDING...

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FREMANTLE, WA. 1942-11-24. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKING THE SALUTE DURING MARCH PAST OF 116 AUSTRALIAN LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT. OTHERS ON DAIS ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL P.W.C. STOKES, COMMANDING THE REGIMENT, BRIGADIER B.E. KLEIN, COMMANDING...

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PERTH, WA, AUSTRALIA, 1943-01-16. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, (WITH ARMS FOLDED), AND OFFICIALS IN THE GRANDSTAND AT GLOUCESTER PARK DURING THE ARMY DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MILITARY DISPLAY, ORGANISED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WA SPORTSMEN'S ORGANISING COUNCIL FOR...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-01-16. INSPECTION OF THE GUARD OF HONOUR AT THE ARMY DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MILITARY DISPLAY HELD AT GLOUCESTER PARK, BY SIR JAMES MITCHELL, KCMG., (BACK TO CAMERA); OTHERS, FROM LEFT, ARE:- MAJOR-GENERAL J.J. MURRAY, DSO, MC, VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 4TH...

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PERTH, WA. 1943-01-16. CLOSE UP OF SALUTING BASE AT THE ARMY DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MILITARY DISPLAY AT GLOUCESTER PARK. SIR JAMES MITCHELL, KCMG., THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR, IS SEEN TAKING THE SALUTE, WHILE ON HIS RIGHT IS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD.,...

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA. 1943-02-05. SCENE AT THE SALUTING BASE AFTER THE MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF PERTH BY THE 13TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR, SIR JAMES MITCHELL, KCMG., WHO TOOK THE SALUTE, IS SEEN TALKING TO MAJOR-GENERAL J.J. MURRAY, DSO, MC, VD., COMMANDING 4TH AUSTRALIAN...

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029145

FREMANTLE, WA. 1943-02-18. RETURN OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. MATRON A.M. SAGE, RRC., MATRON-IN-CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE (CENTRE) WITH LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (NEXT RIGHT) AND MAJOR-GENERAL J.J....

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029146

FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA. 1943-02-18. RETURN OF THE 9TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS THE "NIEUW AMSTERDAM", WITH TROOPS LEANING OVER THE RAILS, AS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., RIGHT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, AND...

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029235

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-02. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT AND ALLIED NAVAL, ARMY AND AIR FORCE CHIEFS DISCUSS TACTICAL MOVE ON SOUTH-WEST PACIFIC AREA WAR SITUATION MAP. SHOWN ARE:- AIR COMMODORE R.J. BROWNELL, RAAF (1); NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD,...

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029236

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-02. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT AND ALLIED NAVAL, ARMY AND AIR FORCE CHIEFS DISCUSS TACTICAL MOVE ON SOUTH-WEST PACIFIC AREA WAR SITUATION MAP. SHOWN ARE:- COMMODORE C.J. POPE, RAN - NAVAL OFFICER IN CHARGE FREMANTLE (1); CAPTAIN A.R. MCCANN, UNITED STATES NAVY (2);...

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029237

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-02. CONFERENCE OF ALLIED NAVAL, ARMY AND AIR FORCE CHIEFS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT PRESIDING. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) COMMODORE C.J. POPE, CBE,...

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029238

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-02. CONFERENCE OF ALLIED NAVAL, ARMY AND AIR FORCE CHIEFS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT PRESIDING. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) COMMODORE C.J. POPE, CBE,...

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029239

WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-02. CONFERENCE OF ALLIED NAVAL, ARMY AND AIR FORCE CHIEFS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT PRESIDING. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1); COMMODORE C.J. POPE, CBE, RAN...

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059453

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. THE ARRIVAL OF NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB, CMG, DSO, VD, (1), COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, FOR THE CEREMONIAL PARADE OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT IN AID OF THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN. ALSO SEEN IS QX23797 BRIGADIER R.H. NIMMO (4).

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059454

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB, CMG, DSO, VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1), TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. ALSO SEEN IS:- QX23797 BRIGADIER R.H. NIMMO (2).

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059455

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1), INSPECTING A PARADE OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. SHOWN ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT (1); WX30895 LIEUTENANT R.T. BROUN (2); WX29455...

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059456

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS INSPECTING A PARADE OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. SHOWN ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., (1); LIEUTENANT F. ROSE (2); QX23797...

059456

059457

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB CMG DSO VD, COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, INSPECTING A PARADE OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. SHOWN ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL BENNETT (1); W70126 LIEUTENANT F.K. SLATTERY (2); QX23797 BRIGADIER R.H. NIMMO...

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059458

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. THE SLOW MARCH PAST THE SALUTING BASE, LED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL TWEEDIE. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT.

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059459

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. THE SLOW MARCH PAST THE SALUTING BASE. FOLLOWING THE BAND IS THE CO OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE DAIS.

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059460

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD (3), COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT, LED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER. SHOWN: WX29455 LIEUTENANT COLONEL M.W.B.P. TWEEDIE, ED. (1); SERGEANT P....

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059461

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. LINES OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT PASSING THE SALUTING BASE IN A SLOW MARCH AS NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKES THE SALUTE. SHOWN ARE:- TROOPER W.H.G. PETTIT (1); TROOPER G.E. FERGUSON (2); CORPORAL G.W. MCKEAG (3);...

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059462

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. LINES OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT PASSING THE SALUTING BASE IN SLOW MARCH AS NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKES THE SALUTE. SHOWN ARE:- NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD. (1); SERGEANT L.H. BEARD...

059462

059463

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. ARMY AND RAAF AIDES DE CAMP AT THE SALUTING BASE WHILE NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. SHOWN IS:- LIEUTENANT RUSSELL (2).

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059464

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, ON THE DAIS TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. ALSO SEEN IS:- WX28758 BRIGADIER O.V. HOAD (3); QX23797 BRIGADIER R.H. NIMMO (5).

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059521

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. NX70342 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, TAKING THE SALUTE OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT DURING A CEREMONIAL PARADE IN SUPPORT OF THE 4TH LIBERTY LOAN. THE DAIS IS IN FRONT OF HOBBS STATUE.

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059522

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. SOME OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY STANDING BEHIND THE DAIS IN FRONT OF HOBBS STATUE, AS NX70342 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT. ALSO SEEN IS:- LIEUTENANT RUSSELL (2).

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059523

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. THE COMMANDER OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, NX70342 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., (4), AND THE OFFICIAL PARTY ON THE SALUTING DAIS IN FRONT OF HOBBS STATUE, WAITING FOR THE MARCH PAST OF THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT REGIMENT. ALSO SEEN IS:- WX28758...

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059524

PERTH, WA. 1943-11-03. THE PENNANT BEARER AT THE SALUTING BASE IN FRONT OF HOBBS STATUE AS NX70342 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, CMG, DSO, VD., TAKES THE SALUTE FROM THE 10TH AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT.

059524

054452

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, and VX4 Major General C.E.M. LLoyd, CBE, arriving for a parade and march past of 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces, prior to the units moving to the Eastern...

054452

054454

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces, on parade prior to a march past for NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, VX4 Major General C.E.M. LLoyd, CBE.

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054459

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. The 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces, performing the General Salute for NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD.

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054464

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. The 5th Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces, led by Commanding Officer VX112131 Lieutenant Colonel C. McE. Lillie, DSO, giving the salute during a march past before NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, and VX4...

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054466

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, taking the salute during a march past of the 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces. Also on the dais are VX4 Major General C.E.M. LLoyd, CBE, and VX112131 Lieutenant...

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054467

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. The Scottish Band of the 5th Australian Infantry Battalion plays in a march past of the 5th and 6th Australian Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces, before NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD.

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054525

Chidlow, WA. 1943-07-21. At a farewell dinner given to Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, by the 5th and 6th Infantry Battalions, Australian Military Forces, at the 2nd Australian Corps Headquarters.

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054621

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD (3), TAKING THE SALUTE FROM WX14 MAJOR T. C. BEDELLS (2), DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. SHOWN ARE: WX249 LIEUTENANT (LT) A. J. MATHESON; WX9584 LT W. R. MURPHY (4).

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054628

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. LUNCH IN HONOUR OF NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD; AND VX133091 MAJOR GENERAL H. W. LLOYD CB CMG CVO DSO; HELD IN THE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS MESS OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. SHOWN: WX8482 LIEUTENANT (LT) J. MCK. OAG; WX11019 LT A....

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054629

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. LUNCH IN HONOUR OF NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, AND VX133091 MAJOR GENERAL H. W. LLOYD CB CMG CVO DSO, HELD IN THE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS MESS OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. SHOWN ARE: NX70343 LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. GORDON BENNETT...

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054630

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. LUNCH IN HONOUR OF NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CG CMG DSO VD, AND VX133091 MAJOR GENERAL H. W. LLOYD CB CMG CVO DSO, HELD IN THE BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS MESS OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. SHOWN ARE: LIEUTENANT (LT) J. V. LYALL (1); WX983 LT W....

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055042

NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, (THIRD FROM LEFT) AT THE SWANBOURNE RIFLE RANGE FOR THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS WEAPONS COMPETITION. ALSO SHOWN ARE:- VX133091 MAJOR GENERAL H. W. LLOYD CB CMG CVO DSO, (SECOND FROM LEFT); VX20321 MAJOR GENERAL H. C. H. ROBERTSON CBE DSO...

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055047

NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, (THIRD FROM LEFT) AT THE SWANBOURNE RIFLE RANGE FOR THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS WEAPONS COMPETITION. ALSO SHOWN ARE:- VX133091 MAJOR GENERAL H. W. LLOYD CB CMG CVO DSO (SECOND FROM LEFT); VX20321 MAJOR GENERAL H. C. H. ROBERTSON CBE DSO...

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051346

CHIDLOW, WA. 1943-04-16. THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AFTER HE HAD INSPECTED THEM. ON THE MINISTER'S RIGHT IS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, NEXT TO HIM IS...

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051347

CHIDLOW, WA. 1943-04-16. THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AFTER HE HAD INSPECTED THEM. ON THE MINISTER'S RIGHT IS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG, DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, NEXT TO HIM IS...

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051348

CHIDLOW, WA. 1943-04-16. TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION GIVE THREE CHEERS FOR THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS BIRTHDAY. THE TROOPS WERE ON PARADE FOR AN INSPECTION BY THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY,...

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051357

POINT WALTER, WA. 1943-04-16. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, IN CIVILIAN SUIT, CENTRE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, EXTREME LEFT, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS AND A GROUP OF ARMY OFFICERS WATCHING TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN...

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051360

POINT WALTER, WA. 1943-04-16. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, CENTRE FRONT ROW, WATCHING TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION MAKING A LANDING FROM INVASION BARGES DURING EXERCISES IN AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE. ALSO IN THE PICTURE ARE:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG...

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051473

POINT WALTER, WA. 1943-04-16. VISIT OF MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE TO 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS. MR FORDE, IN CIVILIAN SUIT, CHATS TO OFFICERS ON HIS ARRIVAL AT POINT WALTER. BRIGADIER B. E. KLEIN, COMMANDER, CORPS ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS IS ON THE MINISTER'S RIGHT....

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051488

Francis M Forde, Minister for the Army, stepping onto the jetty on his arrival to inspect troops in the Geraldton district. The Director to the Department of the Army, Mr F R Sinclair, is seated on the right, and Lieutenant-General H Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO, VD, General Officer Commanding 3...

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051498

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING COMPLETED PIER-HEAD BUILT AT A RAPID RATE DURING COMBINED OPERATIONS EXERCISES BY TROOPS OF 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE AND THE GENERAL-OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS,...

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051510

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, AND OFFICIAL PARTY ON THE DAIS AT THE SPORTS OVAL FOR THE INSPECTION BY THE MINISTER OF TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. THE FRONT ROW ON PLATFORM ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG...

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051519

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AFTER HE HAD INSPECTED THEM. OTHERS ON THE DAIS ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN...

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051524

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, INSPECTING 19TH AUSTRALIAN GARRISON BATTALION BY CAR AT QUEEN'S PARK.

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051526

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, ON THE DAIS IN GERALDTON STREET, DURING THE MARCH PAST OF TROOPS OF THE 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. BEHIND MR FORDE ON THE PLATFORM ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER...

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051531

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. TROOPS OF 25TH AUSTRALIAN CAVALRY REGIMENT (AIF) PASSING THE SALUTING BASE IN GERALDTON STREET, WHERE THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE MAY BE SEEN ACKNOWLEDGING THE SALUTE. THE OCCASION IS THE MARCH PAST OF UNITS OF 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. OTHERS ON...

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051532

GERALDTON, WA. 1943-04-17. TROOPS OF 2ND AUSTRALIAN DIVISION PASSING THE SALUTING BASE IN GERALDTON STREET, WHERE THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE MAY BE SEEN ACKNOWLEDGING THE SALUTE. OTHERS ON THE PLATFORM ARE:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

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052030

WELLINGTON DAM, WA. 1943-05-20. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, AND PARTY, WATCHING TROOPS BEING TRANSPORTED ACROSS A STREAM BY MEANS OF A "FLYING FOX" DURING TRAINING EXERCISES AT 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS TRAINING CENTRE (JUNGLE...

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061817

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-17. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB CMG DSO VD (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SALUTING AS THE BAND PLAYS THE ROYAL SALUTE AT THE 110TH AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL.

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061818

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-17. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB CMG DSO VD (1), GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS WELCOMING HOME REPATRIATED PRISONERS OF WAR FROM ITALY AT THE 110TH AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL.

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062037

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-20. GUARD OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, SWAN BARRACKS, PRESENTING ARMS AT ONE OF THE BI-WEEKLY INSPECTIONS BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD. (1).

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062038

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-20. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) TAKES THE SALUTE FROM A GUARD SQUAD AT THE SWAN BARRACKS.

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062039

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-20. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) INSPECTING THE GUARD AT THE SWAN BARRACKS.

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062040

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (1) ABOUT TO INSPECT STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL DURING THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY.

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062041

HARVEY, WA. 1943. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, INSPECTING THE GUARD DURING THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY AT THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL. INDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT (1); QX23797 BRIGADIER R.H. NIMMO (2);...

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062042

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. GUARD OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS AWAITING INSPECTION BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD.

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062043

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. BAND OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS MARCHING PAST DURING A WEEKLY INSPECTION OF THE UNIT BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT SWAN BARRACKS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: PRIVATE S. TIDEY (1).

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062044

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. BAND OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS MARCHING PAST DURING A WEEKLY INSPECTION OF THE UNIT BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT SWAN BARRACKS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: PRIVATE S. TIDEY (1).

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062045

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. GUARD OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS MARCHING OFF AFTER AN INSPECTION BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT SWAN BARRACKS.

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062046

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR'S WING MARCHING PAST DURING AN INSPECTION BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX124442 CAPTAIN J. R. FARRELL (1); WX426846...

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062060

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. PORTION OF THE PARADE AT THE GENERAL SALUTE, PRIOR TO IT BEING INSPECTED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL IS: SERGEANT...

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062061

HARVEY, WA 1943-12-23. PORTION OF THE PARADE AT THE GENERAL SALUTE, PRIOR TO IT BEING INSPECTED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL.

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062062

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. TRAINEES GIVE THE GENERAL SALUTE TO NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, DURING THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY AT THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL.

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HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STAFF AND STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL LISTENING TO AN ADDRESS BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY. INDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: SERGEANT C. J....

062063

062064

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (1) INSPECTING MEMBERS OF THE GUARD DURING THE PASSING OUT PARADE AT THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: W49913 CORPORAL K. J. CHESTER, 19TH AUSTRALIAN GARRISON...

062064

062065

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. PORTION OF THE PARADE AT THE GENERAL SALUTE, PRIOR TO IT BEING INSPECTED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL.

062065

062066

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. PORTION OF THE PARADE AT THE GENERAL SALUTE, PRIOR TO IT BEING INSPECTED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., AT THE PASSING OUT CEREMONY OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL IS: SERGEANT...

062066

062068

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (5) TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE PASSING OUT PARADE AT THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: NX111994 CAPTAIN A. V. MAXWELL, LIAISON OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS, 2ND...

062068

062069

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (4) TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- WX29250 MAJOR A.E. RILEY, GSO II, (OPERATIONS.) HEADQUARTERS, 3RD...

062069

062070

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVE EYES RIGHT AS THEY PASS THE SALUTING BASE WHERE NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING TAKES THE SALUTE DURING THE PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: WX26696...

062070

062071

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVE EYES RIGHT AS THEY PASS THE SALUTING BASE WHERE NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING IS TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE.

062071

062072

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVE EYES RIGHT AS THEY PASS THE SALUTING BASE WHERE NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (4) IS TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL...

062072

062073

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVE EYES RIGHT TO THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H.J. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., DURING THE SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED IS: WX28160 LIEUTENANT R. N. PIPER, INSTRUCTOR, WEAPONS...

062073

062074

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVE EYES RIGHT TO NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING DURING THE SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED IS: WX26696 LIEUTENANT P. C. PURCHASE 44TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY...

062074

062075

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVING "EYES RIGHT" TO THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., DURING THE SCHOOL PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:...

062075

062076

HARVEY, WA. 1943-12-23. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S ARMY SERVICE MEMBERS AND STUDENTS OF THE 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL GIVING "EYES RIGHT" TO THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., DURING THE PASSING OUT PARADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: WF45930...

062076

062078

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (1); AND MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY AT THE SALUTING BASE FOR THE 2/10TH AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT MARCH THROUGH THE CITY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL IS: AIR COMMODORE R. J....

062078

062095

PERTH, WA. 1943-12-23. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB., CMG., DSO., VD., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS (1) TAKING THE SALUTE FROM PERSONNEL OF THE 2/10TH AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT DURING THE UNIT MARCH THROUGH THE CITY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: AIR COMMODORE...

062095

062106

Forrest Park, WA. 1943-12-25. NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett CB CMG DSO VD, General Officer Commanding, 3rd Australian Corps, exchanging Christmas greetings with the troops during the Christmas dinner outdoors.

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062112

Forrest Park, WA. 1943-12-25. Private Haynes of Headquarters, 3rd Australian Corps, proposing a toast to NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett CB CMG DSO VD, General Officer Commanding (1) during the unit's Christmas celebrations. Left to right: WX39 Captain C. H. Sweeny, Quartermaster 3rd...

062112

050891

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. SIGNALLERS REPORTING AIR MOVEMENTS DURING A DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS. THE EXERCISE WAS WATCHED BY THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG...

050891

050892

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. SIGNALLERS REPORTING AIR MOVEMENTS DURING A DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS. THE EXERCISE WAS WATCHED BY THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG...

050892

050894

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, (IN DARK CIVILIAN SUIT) AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, (THIRD FROM LEFT) ARRIVE AT THE AIRFIELD TO WITNESS AN EXERCISE IN WHICH THE 56TH AUSTRALIAN...

050894

050895

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

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050896

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050896

050897

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050897

050898

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

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050899

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050899

050900

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

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050901

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE. MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050901

050902

GEORGINA, WA. 1943-04-17. AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEMONSTRATION BY 56 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION OF THE CAPTURE OF AN AIRFIELD BY AIRBORNE TROOPS CARRIED OUT IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050902

050937

MINGENEW, WA. 1943-04-18. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, INSPECTING TANKS AND CREWS OF DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON, 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT-COL) C. W. T. KYNGDON, GSO (I), 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION, LT-COL K. E....

050937

050938

FREMANTLE, WA. 1943-04-19. THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, BIDS GOOD-BYE TO BRIGADIER B. E. KLEIN, COMMANDANT CORPS ROYAL ARTILLERY, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, AFTER INSPECTING ANTI-AIRCRAFT GROUP, FREMANTLE FIXED DEFENCES. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL...

050938

050991

NORTHAM, WA. 1943-04-20. A GROUP TAKEN OUTSIDE THE OFFICERS' MESS OF 118 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL DURING THE VISIT OF INSPECTION OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN...

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050993

NORTHAM, WA. 1943-04-20. GROUP OUTSIDE THE OFFICERS' MESS OF 118 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL ON THE OCCASION OF THE VISIT OF THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS,...

050993

050998

NORTHAM, WA. 1943-04-20. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, INSPECTING THE GUARD OF HONOUR ON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE WESTERN TRAINING CENTRE. THE GUARD IS FROM 2ND AUSTRALIAN ARMY SERVICE CORPS TRAINING CENTRE. NEXT TO THE SERGEANT OF THE GUARD IS LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON...

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050999

NORTHAM, WA. 1943-04-20. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONORABLE FRANK M. FORDE, ABOUT TO INSPECT OFFICERS OF WESTERN TRAINING CENTRE. HE IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS, LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD. NAMES OF PERSONNEL: WX39492 MAJOR C....

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051005

NORTHAM, WEST AUSTRALIA. 1943-04-20. GROUP AT 109 AUSTRALIAN CONVALESCENT DEPOT DURING VISIT OF INSPECTION BY THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HON. F.M. FORDE. SHOWN ARE, FROM LEFT:- BRIGADIER O.V. HOAD, COMMANDING W.A. L. OF C. AREA; (1) UNKNOWN (2) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL GORDON BENNETT,...

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051017

NORTHAM, WA. 1943-04-20. TROOPS OF 13TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION PASSING THE SALUTING BASE DURING THE MARCH PAST AT THE INSPECTION OF THE WESTERN TRAINING CENTRE BY THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, WHO IS SEEN TO RIGHT ON DAIS, ACKNOWLEDGING THE SALUTE. OTHERS ON...

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052322

HARVEY, WA. 1943-06-09. DURING HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, ARRIVES TO INSPECT 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS TRAINING SCHOOL.

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052323

HARVEY, WA. 1943-06-09. DURING HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY INSPECTED 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL TROOPS IN TRAINING ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT.

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052324

HARVEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 1943-06-09. DURING HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY INSPECTED 3 AUSTRALIAN CORPS SCHOOL TROOPS IN TRAINING ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT.

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052335

MAYLANDS, WA. 1943-06-05. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE KCB CMG DSO, FOR REASONS OF SPEED AND SECURITY, DID MOST OF HIS WARTIME TRAVELLING BY RAAF AIRCRAFT. GENERAL BLAMEY BEING RECEIVED BY OFFICIAL PARTY ON ARRIVAL AT MAYLANDS AERODROME ON A VISIT TO THE WA AREA. INCLUDED IN WELCOMING PARTY ARE...

052335

052336

MAYLANDS, WA. 1943-06-05. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, FOR REASONS OF SPEED AND SECURITY, DID MOST OF HIS WARTIME TRAVELLING BY RAAF AIRCRAFT. GENERAL BLAMEY BEING RECEIVED BY OFFICIAL PARTY AT MAYLANDS AERODROME ON HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H....

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052337

MAYLANDS, WA. 1943-06-05. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, FOR REASONS OF SPEED AND SECURITY, DID MOST OF HIS WARTIME TRAVELLING BY RAAF AIRCRAFT. GENERAL BLAMEY BEING RECEIVED BY OFFICIAL PARTY AT MAYLANDS AERODROME ON HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LEFT TO RIGHT:- BRIGADIER O.V. HOAD,...

052337

052338

MAYLANDS, WA. 1943-06-05. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, FOR REASONS OF SPEED AND SECURITY, DID MOST OF HIS WARTIME TRAVELLING BY RAAF AIRCRAFT. GENERAL BLAMEY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA WITH LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT ON MAYLANDS...

052338

052355

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-14. THE ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS FLAG DAY MARCH TOOK PLACE IN PERTH ON 1943-06-14. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TOOK THE SALUTE. WITH HIM AT THE SALUTING BASE WAS LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT AND HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE...

052355

052356

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-14. THE ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS FLAG DAY MARCH TOOK PLACE IN PERTH ON 1943-06-14. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TOOK THE SALUTE. WITH HIM AT THE SALUTING BASE WAS LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT AND HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF THE...

052356

052357

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-14. FLAGS ON DISPLAY FOR THE ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS FLAG DAY MARCH. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF WA, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TOOK THE SALUTE. WITH HIM AT THE SALUTING BASE WAS LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB CMG DSO VD, AND HIGH RANKING OFFICERS OF AMERICAN, DUTCH AND...

052357

052874

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-25. GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS. LEFT TO RIGHT:- FRONT ROW - MAJOR A. E. RILEY; MAJOR D. L. B. GOSLETT; BRIGADIER W. M. ANDERSON DSO; LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD; BRIGADIER R. H. NIMMO; MAJOR T. SELLORS. BACK ROW:...

052874

052875

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-25. GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS. LEFT TO RIGHT:- FRONT ROW - MAJOR A. E. RILEY; MAJOR D. L. B. GOSLETT; BRIGADIER W. M. ANDERSON DSO; LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD; BRIGADIER R. H. NIMMO; MAJOR T. SELLORS. BACK ROW -...

052875

076897

MALAYA. 1945. THE MUAR FERRY CROSSING, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, WHERE THE 45TH INDIAN BRIGADE GROUP, PART OF "WEST FORCE" UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL G. BENNETT, GOC, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WAS DISPOSED ALONG 24 MILES OF RIVER FRONT, WITH DETACHMENTS FORWARD OF THE RIVER, TO COVER THE MAIN COAST ROAD...

076897

122029

DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY, NSW 1945-09-28. LIEUTENANT GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, FORMER GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE 8TH DIVISION AND MRS ASHETON FROM THE 8TH DIVISION WOMENS AUXILIARY TALKING TO EX PRISONERS OF WAR. LEFT TO RIGHT: LIEUTENANT MCLEAN, 2/20TH BATTALION; LIEUTENANT WANKE, 2/4TH MOTOR...

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122080

SYDNEY, NSW. 1945-10-08. SOME 8TH DIVISION EX PRISONERS OF WAR RETURNED HOME TO AUSTRALIA ABOARD THE TRANSPORT VESSEL ARAWA. WAITING TO GREET THEM AT NO. 9 WHARF WOOLLOOMOOLOO ARE LEFT TO RIGHT: MAJOR GENERAL E. C. P. PLANT, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NSW LINES OF COMMUNICATION AREA; MR FRANK....

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122130

SYDNEY, NSW 1945-10-16. THE 8TH DIVISION WELFARE ASSOCIATION OPENED REST ROOMS AT 21 MACQUARIE PLACE WHERE MEMBERS ON LEAVE PRIOR TO DISCHARGE COULD MEET. LIEUTENANT GENERAL GORDON BENNETT IS POURS TEA FOR MEN OF HIS OLD COMMAND AT THE OPENING OF THE REST ROOMS. (PHOTOGRAPHER L. CPL E. MCQUILLAN)

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Sydney, NSW. 1945-10-27. Former prisoners-of-war (POWs) from 8th Australian Division captured in Malaya display a sign calling for Lieutenant General Gordon Bennett. The sign was later removed, put up again and finally taken down by a provost sergeant.

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122158

SYDNEY, NSW 1945-10-27. NUMBER 11 WHARF WOOLLOOMOOLOO. LIEUTENANT GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, WHO COMMANDED THE 8TH DIVISION BEFORE THE FALL OF SINGAPORE BOARDING THE HOSPITAL SHIP MANUNDA TO GREET MEN OF HIS OLD COMMAND AND AUSTRALIAN NURSES WHO HAD BEEN CAPTURED IN SUMATRA. (PHOTOGRAPHER L. CPL E....

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134877

MALAYA, 1941. LIEUTENANT GENERAL A. E. PERCIVAL CB DSO OBE MC, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING MALAYA AND MAJOR GENERAL H. G. BENNETT, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, MALAYA.

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134880

MALAYA, 1941-10. THE SULTAN OF JOHORE, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.E. PERCIVAL, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF FAR EAST AND MAJOR GENERAL H.G. BENNETT, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, ATTEND MANOEUVRES AT KLUANG.

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134881

C.1941. MAJOR GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND MAJOR-GENERAL MURRAY LYON, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 11TH INDIAN DIVISION.

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P00297.007

SECURITY CLASSIFICATION PHOTOGRAPHS - OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES. TOP ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: CHAPLAIN M.K. JONES, COLONEL ROURKE (MILITARY CROSS), MAJOR GENERAL BENNETT & COLONEL BROADBENT. SECOND ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT: MAJORS BEALE, KAPPE, & G.WHITE,...

P00297.007

P00193.002

INGLEBURN, NSW, 1943. GROUP PORTRAIT OF 2ND ARMY WOMEN'S SERVICES TRAINING BATTALION. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT: LIEUTENANT W. DAWKINS; LT S. CHILDERS; LT B. DONKIN, AUSTRALIAN ARMY MEDICAL WOMEN'S SERVICE, (AAMWS); UNKNOWN (YWCA). MIDDLE ROW: LT M. WINES; LT A. STOREY; LT M. MAXWELL; LT J. GORDON...

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P00266.001

C.1940. PORTRAIT OF MAJOR-GENERAL HENRY GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD.

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P01461.001

SYDNEY, NSW. C. 1962. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD (1887-1962) IN UNIFORM. THIS PORTRAIT WAS COMMISSIONED BY MMI INSURANCE LTD OF WHICH BENNETT WAS CHAIRMAN OF DIRECTORS FROM 1960 TO 1962. AN IDENTICAL IMAGE (IN COLOUR) IS HELD AT P1461/02. (DONOR K. GRAY...

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P01461.002

SYDNEY, NSW. C. 1962. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD (1887-1962) IN UNIFORM. THIS PORTRAIT WAS COMMISSIONED BY MMI INSURANCE LTD OF WHICH BENNETT WAS CHAIRMAN OF DIRECTORS FROM 1960 TO 1962. AN IDENTICAL IMAGE (IN BLACK AND WHITE) IS HELD AT P1461/01. (DONOR...

P01461.002

P01182.009

SINGAPORE, C. 1942. GENERAL GORDON BENNETT, COMMANDER OF THE 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WITH A MAP SPREAD OUT BEFORE HIM, OUTLINES TO NEWSMEN THE CURRENT SITUATION. (PHOTOGRAPHER AND DONOR Z. OLIVER, NETHERLANDS INDIES GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE)

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P01182.016

SINGAPORE, 1942-01-08. GENERAL WAVELL (ON LEFT), COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN, BRITISH, DUTCH, AUSTRALIAN (ABDA) AREA, AND GENERAL HENRY POWNALL, COMMANDER OF THE 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, STROLL IN A GARDEN, DEEP IN DISCUSSION. (PHOTOGRAPHER AND DONOR Z. OLIVER, NETHERLANDS INDIES GOVERNMENT...

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P01187.001

MALAYA, 1941-11. GROUP PORTRAIT OF HEADQUARTERS STAFF, 8TH DIVISION, SECOND AIF, MALAYA. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: MAJOR (MAJ) ANDERSON, CAPTAIN (CAPT) JACKSON, LIEUTENANT (LT) ABEL, CAPT DAVIS, LT FERGUSON, LT CARTHEW, LT GERNEY, LT HODGE, CAPT SHEARING; 4TH ROW: LT FRAZER, LT BARRETT, CAPT...

P01187.001

P02047.003

Malaya. 1941. Informal group portrait of Major General Henry Gordon Bennett (left), Captain Ernest Kelvin Fisk 8 Division Signals (middle) and Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, Commander-in-Chief Far East (right). (Donor C. Pickford)

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P02047.004

Sydney, NSW. 1960-04-25. Crowds line the street as General Henry Gordon Bennett leads the 8th Division on an Anzac Day march. Mr Claude Pickford is the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) and Sir Adrian Curlewis is in the first row. (Donor C. Pickford)

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021769

BAALBEK, SYRIA. 1941-11. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON. BENNETT, GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, WITH LIEUTENANT- COLONEL R.L. SANDOVER, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2/11TH INFANTRY BATTALION AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL I.N. DOUGHERTY, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 2/4TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

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026904

PERTH, WA. 1942-10-05. THE GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, TAKES THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF PERTH OF 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, FOLLOWING THEIR RETURN FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. ON THE RIGHT OF THE GOVERNOR IS LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. L. SANDOVER,...

026904

026910

PERTH, WA. 1942-10-05. SCENE AT THE SALUTING BASE AT THE END OF THE MARCH PAST OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION DURING ITS MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF PERTH FOLLOWING ITS RETURN FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. THE GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. SIR JAMES MITCHELL KCMG, (WITH TOP HAT) IS SEEN TALKING...

026910

E00710

Brigadier General H G Bennett and his staff, conducting battle operations from the Headquarters in a dugout, near Hooge Crater. The men have candles burning on the table. One of the staff is possibly Captain Hutchins. The officer standing is Lieutenant Horace Warner Lynch, 10th Battalion. Lynch...

E00710

054461

Chidlow, Western Australia. 1943-07-21. The 6th Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Military Forces, led by Brigadier G. Langley, marching past the saluting dais occupied by NX70343 Lieutenant General H. Gordon Bennett, CB CMG DSO VD, and Major General C.E.M. LLoyd, CBE.

054461

054616

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD (3), TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. ALSO SHOWN ARE: WX18 LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. MCL. BINKS (1); BRIGADIER G. F. LANGLEY DSO (2).

054616

054619

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD (3), TAKING THE SALUTE FROM "A" COMPANY COMMANDER WX268 CAPTAIN N. L. L. ALLNUTT (4), DURING THE MARCH PAST OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN BATTALION. ALSO SHOWN ARE: WX18 LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. MCL. BINKS (1); BRIGADIER G....

054619

054627

CHIDLOW, WA, 1943-07-12. OFFICERS OF THE 2/11TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. LEFT TO RIGHT: FRONT ROW - NX111986 COLONEL K. M. GRAHAM ED; BRIGADIER G. F. LANGLEY DSO; WX12 MAJOR V. P. CHAPMAN; WX18 LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. MCL. BINKS; NX70343 LIEUTENANT GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT CB CMG DSO VD;...

054627

050918

MINGENEW, WA. 1943-04-18. THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND PARTY WATCHING TANK MOVEMENTS. MANOEUVRES OF TANKS ARE BEING EXPLAINED BY BRIGADIER R. H. NIMMO, COMMANDING 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED BRIGADE. OTHERS IN PICTURE ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT:- CAPTAIN E. F. BYERS, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO...

050918

050932

MINGENEW, WA. 1943-04-18. THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, ADDRESSING TROOPS OF 2/5 AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT, 143 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL TRANSPORT COMPANY, AND 2/3 FIELD SQUADRON, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, DURING HIS VISIT TO 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION. THE FOUR...

050932

050934

MINGENEW, WA. 1943-04-18. HIGH RANKING OFFICERS LISTENING TO THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY ADDRESSING TROOPS OF 2/5 AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT AND DETACHMENTS FROM 2/3 FIELD SQUADRON, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, AND 143 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL TRANSPORT COMPANY DURING HIS VISIT TO 1ST AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED DIVISION....

050934

051026

PERTH, WA. 1943-04-20. SCENE AT THE DINNER TENDERED TO THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, BY 3RD AUSTRALIAN CORPS FOLLOWING HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION OF MILITARY FORMATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THE FUNCTION TOOK PLACE AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, PERTH. MR...

051026

052310

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THOSE PRESENT...

052310

052311

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICER'S CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GENERAL BLAMEY IS...

052311

052312

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GENERAL BLAMEY...

052312

052313

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

052313

052314

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GROUP PORTRAIT OF GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, AND OFFICERS, WHO ATTENDED A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO...

052314

052315

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THOSE PRESENT...

052315

052316

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THOSE PRESENT...

052316

052317

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. HIGH RANKING...

052317

052318

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. THOSE PRESENT...

052318

052319

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. GENERAL BLAMEY AND...

052319

052320

PERTH, WA. 1943-06-09. GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY GBE KCB CMG DSO, COMMANDER ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, ATTENDS A DINNER AT THE OFFICERS' CLUB, SAVOY HOTEL, GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR DURING A VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA. SOME OF THE SENIOR...

052320

029050

PERTH, WA. 1943-02-05. MARCH OF 13TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE THROUGH THE CITY OF PERTH. THE BRIGADE CONSISTS OF THE 11TH, 16TH AND 28TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALIONS - ALL WEST AUSTRALIAN BATTALIONS. SIR JAMES MITCHELL, KCMG., WITH RAISED HAT, TAKES THE SALUTE. THIRD FIGURE FROM LEFT IS THE...

029050

028729

PERTH, WA. 1942-11-03. A GROUP CHATTING AT THE SALUTING BASE WHILE WAITING FOR TROOPS OF THE A.I.F. TO MARCH PAST. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. GORDON BENNETT, CB, DSO, VD.; MAJOR-GENERAL H.W. LLOYD, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO.; SENATOR J. FRASER, ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR THE ARMY, AND THE RIGHT...

028729

028739

PERTH, WA. 1942-11-03. THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, HIS EXCELLENCY LORD GOWRIE, VC, PC, GCMG, CB, DSO, LLD., GREETING SERVICE CHIEFS ON THE OCCASION OF A MARCH THROUGH THE CITY BY PERSONNEL OF THE A.I.F. BACK TO CAMERA, LEFT TO RIGHT:- THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN CURTIN, PRIME MINISTER OF...

028739

014448

1943-03-18. AUSTRALIANS RETURN FROM MIDDLE EAST. HOME AGAIN. LIEUT. GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD (RIGHT) TAKES HIS FIRST WALK ON AUSTRALIAN SOIL AFTER RETURNING FROM THE MIDDLE EAST WITH HIM IS LIEUT GENERAL GORDON BENNETT. (NEGATIVE BY COPY NEG.).

014448

Art

Brigadier General Gordon Bennett

Portrait of Brigadier General Henry Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO, MID (x8), Commanding Officer 3 Brigade AIF. Bennett served with the 1st Australian Imperial Force at Gallipoli; 6th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade, on the Somme, Ypres, Western Front, and later with the 2 AIF, 8th Division in...

ART03343

Film

1. Important arrivals [Major-General Gordon Bennett] 2. Army appetite speeds jam production 3. Wireless air gunners learn from the ground up. (Fox Movietone News Vol. 13 No. 12)

Extracts from Fox Movietone News Vol. 13 No. 12 1. (54 sec) Major-General Bennett returns from Singapore after his escape 2. (1 min 32 sec) Making Marmalade jam in a factory 3. (2 min 12 sec) Wireless air gunners training in Victoria.

F00335

1. RAAF strafe enemy ships. 2. Major-General Bennett speaks. 3. What of Japan ? (Fox Movietone News Vol. 13 No. 13)

Extracts from Fox Movietone Vol. 13 No. 13. 1. (1 min 36 sec) Flight Lieutenant Truscott and other RAAF pilots in Spitfire aircraft strafe enemy shipping. 2. Major-General Bennett urges offensive spirit in all. 3. (3 min 25 sec) Lawrence Impey, for 20 years 'Daily Mail' war correspondent in the...

F00336

Anzac Day in Australia, 1945

A nation pauses in remembrance on Anzac Day. A Movietone newsreel.

F00185

1. 2/10th Australia Armoured Regiment field exercises. 2. Arrival of General Grant M3 medium tanks for the 1st Australian Armoured Division. 3. Anti/aircraft group Fremantle. 4. Service chiefs conference, Corps HQ WA. 5. WAAAF maintenance crews, Pearce, WA.

Item 1. On 25 Feb 1943 a parade of tanks of the 2/10th Aust. Armoured (Armd) Regiment was held for DMI. Shows the General Grant and General Stuart tanks on manoeuvres after the parade. Identified personnel: VX59012 Lieutenant-Colonel R E Wade CO 2/10th Armd. Regt., Trooper P D Murtagh, Majors R M...

F01716

General Blamey in Western Australia

Coverage of General Blamey inspecting various units in Western Australia. Identified personnel: Lieutenant General Gordon Bennett, Mr George Gurney father and Mrs R Clunnes, sister of the late Private A S Gurney VC, Mrs Gratwick mother of the late Private Gratwick VC.

F01840

1. Singapore stands to arms. Aussies honour Anzac Day 2. Palestine railroad rhythm. (Cinesound News No. 498)

1. (2 min 54 sec) Troops on leave in Singapore. Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. General Gordon Bennett lays a wreath at Anzac Day ceremony. 2. (2 min 24 sec) Arabs help to lay rail lines to song and rhythm.

F00527

Malayan material

Activities of Australian troops before the fall of Singapore. The visit of Senator H S Foll, Minister for Information and others to Singapore. The opening of the Anzac Club and general views of the club. Scenes of the Sultan of Selangor, Major-General H Gordon Bennett, Major-General L V Bond, Air...

F01157

Bennett visits hospital

Major General Henry Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO, VD visits hospital, Singapore. He talks to patients. Patients receive treatment. Scene of an Australian Aboriginal soldier in a hospital bed.

F01167

Interview with Hilary Hughes and stills (When the war came to Australia)

Mr Hilary Hughes served with the 2nd AIF in the North African campaign, Syria, Greece, Crete and in New Guinea. After his initial training, he spent time doing beach patrols in WA as far as Geraldton and Derby. He was a member of the 2/4th Battalion. He was stationed in the islands and describes...

F04078

Malayan moments

Troops marching 2/20 Battalion Mersing, late 1941. Leaders following NX35012 Captain (Capt) R J D Richardson D Coy Serebam area. Battalion on route march. Lieutenant Stanistreet. Sgt Cullen. Sgt Berthold with towel around his neck followed by NX50447 Wally Lewis (died POW 21 January 1944 Japan);...

F03436

Demonstration of AFVs at Fisherman's Bend

Fisherman's Bend, Victoria 9 April 1942. Coverage of demonstration and trials of Australian made Bren Gun Carriers, Scout Cars and Sentinal Cruiser Tank. Identified: Major General L E Beavis, Master General of Ordnance; Mr A R Code, Honourable N J O Makin, Minister of Munitions; Mr A Fadden;...

F07029

Forde's visit to Western Australia

Coverage of Minister for Army the Right Honourable F M Forde's visit to Western Australia. Identified personnel: Lieutenant-General Gordon Bennett, Brigadier H C H Robertson Commanding Officer 1st Australian Armoured Division.

F01845

Interview with Ralph Doig (When the war came to Australia).

In 1940 Ralph Doig was the Private Secretary to the Premier of Western Australia. He joined the Citizen's Military Force and became a platoon commander. After six months' service he had to return to the Premier's Department. He comments that Australia was very British in its outlook at this time....

F04060

Sydney Cenotaph at Anzac Day 1929

Sydney Cenotaph Anzac Day 1929. The NSW Premier Mr Balwin unveils the figures that complete the Sydney Cenotaph. Sir John Monash is present at the ceremony. Officer commanding the march Brigadier General H Gordon Bennett and Commander Boyd HMAS Canberra. Others present include state secretary...

F00138

Private Record

Bennett, Henry Gordon (Lieutenant General, GOC 2nd AIF Malaya, GOC 8th Australian Division, Malaya b: 1887 d: 1962)

HANDWRITTEN DIARIES COVERING 1941 TO 8 FEBRUARY 1942 PLUS CORRESPONDENCE, TELEGRAMS, MESSAGES RECEIVED BY BENNETT WHILE IN SINGAPORE 1941-1942, SOUVENIRS, MATTERS RELATING TO MASONIC MEMBERSHIP 1956 Maker: Bennett, Henry Gordon

PRMF0020

McCrae, Geoffrey Gordon (Major, b.1890 - d.1916)

Collection relating to the service of Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7 Battalion and 60 Battalion, AIF, 1914-1916, Egypt, Gallipoli, Cyprus, France. Collection consists of a diary kept by Major McCrae from October 1914 to December 1915; letters written by McCrae to his family between September 1914... Maker: McCrae, Geoffrey Gordon

1DRL/0427 (With records)

McDonald, Neil (Unknown)

COPIES OF NOTES TAKEN FROM INTERVIEWS WITH LT GEN SIR SYDNEY ROWELL RELATED TO HIS EXPERIENCES AS GOC - NEW GUINEA (INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE COBHAM) AND WITH SIR CHARLES MOSES CONCERNING GEN GORDON BENNETT'S ESCAPE FROM SINGAPORE IN FEB 1942 Maker: McDonald, Neil

PR88/033

Digitised Collection

Series 1: Diaries and notebook of Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 1914-1915

This series contains the diaries and notebook of Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion. The three diaries cover McCrae’s journey to Egypt in 1914 and his service at Gallipoli the following year. The diaries have been transcribed from originals by McCrae’s father. This series also contains...

RCDIG0001240

Diary of Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 1914

Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion. In this diary McCrae details his journey from Australia to Egypt on the troopship HMAT Hororata and his entries range from 18 October to 5 December 1914. The entries cover: his embarkation from Melbourne...

RCDIG0001241

Series 3: Postcards and photographs from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 1914-1915

This series contains postcards and photographs relating to Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, originally of 7th Battalion and later 60th Battalion. It contains a variety of photographs donated by his father, including one of his grave on the Western Front. It also contains postcards written by McCrae to...

RCDIG0001247

Postcards from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, 1914-1915

Postcards relating to the First World War service of Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion. In this series of postcards to his family McCrae talks of the troopship voyage through the Red Sea, the scenery of Egypt, and the Turkish raid on the Suez Canal in early 1915. One of the postcards...

RCDIG0001272

Diary for Frederick Harold Tubb, 1915-1916

Diary relating to the First World War service of Major Frederick Harold Tubb VC, 7th Battalion. The diary was written by Frederick Tubb between 22 November 1915 and 2 January 1916. In the diary, Tubb recounts sightseeing around London, visiting members of his extended family for Christmas, the...

RCDIG0000283

Personal Files Book 21, 3 October - 24 November 1918

File of papers relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps. This file, originally part of Book 21, covers 3 October 1918 to 24 November 1918 and includes ephemera and documents related to the end of the war and the demobilisation of troops. It...

RCDIG0000638

Transcript of letters from Arthur Thomas to his family, 1915-1918

Letters relating to the First World War service of 3470 Corporal Arthur Thomas, 6th Battalion. These letters, written between 15 October 1915 and 7 June 1918, were transcribed into one document by the family of Thomas. In these letter Thomas covers: embarkation day including what he called the...

RCDIG0001095

Timeline

Date of birth 1887-04-16 Balwyn, VIC.
Date commissioned 1908-08-14 Commissioned as a second lieutenant, 5th Australian Regiment.
Date promoted 1912-07-01 Promoted to major.
Other units 1914 Served as a major in the 64th Infantry.
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.
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19
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 lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915-06-21
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 of recommendation honour or award 1916-10-06
Date promoted 1916-12-03 Temporary brigadier general in command of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. At 29 he became the youngest general ever in the Australian army.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of honour or award 1917-01-04 Mention in Despatches, for services in France.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-07
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 recommendation honour or award 1917-09-26
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 recommendation honour or award 1918-03-08
Date of honour or award 1918-05-28 Mention in Despatches.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-28
Date of honour or award 1918-12-31 Mention in Despatches, for services in France.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-06
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.