The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Bennett
First Name:
Henry Patrick
Nick Name:
Bull, Pat
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX934O
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
10.07.1914
Place of Birth:
Albany, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Ernest Bennett
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Cicely Bennett
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Tractor Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 30.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
4/5916 & 1585
Cause of Death:
Heart Paralysis - Cardiac Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Ranau, first Ranau march.

General Description

Pat Bennett was the second of 7 sons and one daughter born to Albert Bennett and Margaret (Madge) Jordan who married in Katanning in 1912.  The Bennett family resided in Gnowangerup where Albert was a builder.

Please read further about the men from the area of Gnowangerup

Bennett Henry Patrick
West Australian Newspapers August 1945

 

BENNETT, Private, HENRY PATRICK, WX9340, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 15 February 1945. Age 30. Son of Albert Ernest and Margaret Cicely Bennett, of Gnowangerup, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
Back