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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an accountant by Occupation, William Brace Bennett was 29 years and single when enlisted on the 12th of July 1915 in the 8th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Lieutenant. His Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on the 29th of September 1915. On the 25th of March 1915 wounded behind the knees admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital Heliopolis. On the 23rd of August 1918 Wounded at duty and on 26th of August 1916 admitted to 4th London General Hospital. On the 30th of April 1917 admitted to 3rd London General Hospital Gunshot wound left arm. On the 12th of April 1917 promoted Lieutenant and on the 22nd of April wounded in action. On 28th of December 1917 admitted to 3rd General Hospital Wandsworth for septic foot. Promoted Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion on the 12th of April 1917. Embarked for return to Australia per 'Ypiringa' on the 15th of November 1919 and demobilized on the 25th of November 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 4th of March 1920 with the termination of period of enlistment. Tree No. 858