The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Henry Bennett|
Name of Ancestor: Henry William Bennett
Ancestor's date of birth: 02/09/1877
Ancestor's date of death: 15/07/1952
Cause of Death: Old age.
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Farmer and carrier in Warwick district, QLD.
Service Number: 10
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Warwick
Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1900
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War promotion.
Murray Page: 467
Contingent: Third Queensland
Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 02/03/1900
Memorial details: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, Orange Free State, Rhodesia, Cape Colony and South Africa 1901 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Unknown, was a cadet at school in Warwick.
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including relief of Mafikeng (16-17 May 1900), defeat at Koster River (22 July 1900) and defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), and advance on Pietersburg.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia June 1901 on Morayshire and train from Sydney. Was a farmer at Inglewood. Married on 07 January 1903. Raised a family of 12 children. Retired to Cleveland and died there. Cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane.
Name of Descendant: Graham Douglas Bennett, Cairns QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson