John Linton Bennington

June 16, 2015

BENNINGTON, John Linton- – – SPC ?

The College has not been able to determine the years that John Bennington attended SPC.

DoB:– – 1897, Broken Hill, NSW

Father:– – John Bennington

Mother:– Louisa

Service No:- 2771

Rank:– – Private, later Lance Corporal

Unit:– – 39th Battalion, later 67th Battalion

John Bennington enlisted on 28 August 1916 when he was 19 years old. He was five feet, eight and a half inches tall, had a dark complexion, brown eyes and black straight hair. He enlisted at Black Boy Hill, WA, giving his occupation as sleeper hewer.

While still at the training Depot in WA, Private Bennington was promoted to Corporal. He embarked on the Persic on 29 December 1916 from Fremantle, WA, disembarking in England on 3 March 1917.

He proceeded overseas to Rouelles, France in September 1917 to reinforce the 39th Battalion, and he sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was returned -‘invalided’ to England for treatment at the Birmingham War Hospital. He must have been suffering from this wound as he was returned to Australia in March 1918 for -‘a change’. While back in Australia, he was discharged from the AIF at the end of October 1918.

John Bennington married Marjorie Threadgold in 1922 in WA.

He died in 1964 aged 67, in WA.