Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO, VD (15 April 1887 – 1 August 1962) was a senior Australian Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II. Despite highly decorated achievements during World War I, during which he commanded at both battalion and brigade level and became the youngest general in the Australian Army, Bennett is best remembered for his role in the Battle of Singapore in February 1942 in the Pacific War, as commander of the 8th Australian Division, he escaped while his men became prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. After this, Bennett's military career waned and although he rose to command a corps, he never commanded troops in battle again. In 1945, his escape caused controversy and resulted in a Royal Commission, which found that he had

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  • Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO, VD (15 April 1887 – 1 August 1962) was a senior Australian Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II. Despite highly decorated achievements during World War I, during which he commanded at both battalion and brigade level and became the youngest general in the Australian Army, Bennett is best remembered for his role in the Battle of Singapore in February 1942 in the Pacific War, as commander of the 8th Australian Division, he escaped while his men became prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. After this, Bennett's military career waned and although he rose to command a corps, he never commanded troops in battle again. In 1945, his escape caused controversy and resulted in a Royal Commission, which found that he had been unjustified in relinquishing his command. A citizen soldier, before World War I Bennett had worked in the insurance industry and at the conclusion of hostilities pursued his commercial interests while continuing to serve in the military in a part-time capacity, commanding at brigade and divisional level. He retired from the Army after World War II and turned to farming in the Blue Mountains. He remained active in the world of business and as military commentator, before dying at the age of 75. (en)
  • Henry Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO (* 16. April 1887 in Balwyn bei Melbourne; † 1. August 1962 in Dural bei Sydney) war ein Generalleutnant der australischen Infanterie. (de)
  • Henry Gordon Bennett, plus couramment nommé Gordon Bennett, est un général australien (général de division), né le 16 avril 1887 à Melbourne et mort le 1er août 1962 à Dural. Il n'eut pas de formation militaire, encore moins en tant qu'officier général. (fr)
  • Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO (ur. 16 kwietnia 1887 w Balwyn w Australii; zm. 1 sierpnia 1962 w Dural koło Sydney) – australijski generał, uczestnik obu wojen światowych. (pl)
  • Генри Гордон Беннетт (англ. Henry Gordon Bennett, 16 апреля 1887 — 1 августа 1962) — австралийский генерал. Гордон Беннетт прошёл обе (Первую и Вторую) мировые войны. Несмотря на высоко оценённые заслуги во время Первой мировой войны, включая Галлиполийскую кампанию, Беннетт более известен за его участие в обороне Сингапура во время Тихоокеанской войны в должности командующего 8-й австралийской дивизией (англ.). (ru)
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  • Australia
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  • 1887-4-16
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  • 1962-8-1
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  • 2nd Division(1926–32)
  • 3rd Infantry Brigade(1916–18)
  • 6th Battalion(1915–16)
  • 8th Division(1940–42)
  • 9th Infantry Brigade(1921–26)
  • III Corps(1942–44)
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  • Lieutenant General Gordon Bennett c. 1962
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  • Henry Gordon Bennett, CB, CMG, DSO (* 16. April 1887 in Balwyn bei Melbourne; † 1. August 1962 in Dural bei Sydney) war ein Generalleutnant der australischen Infanterie. (de)
  • Henry Gordon Bennett, plus couramment nommé Gordon Bennett, est un général australien (général de division), né le 16 avril 1887 à Melbourne et mort le 1er août 1962 à Dural. Il n'eut pas de formation militaire, encore moins en tant qu'officier général. (fr)
  • Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO (ur. 16 kwietnia 1887 w Balwyn w Australii; zm. 1 sierpnia 1962 w Dural koło Sydney) – australijski generał, uczestnik obu wojen światowych. (pl)
  • Генри Гордон Беннетт (англ. Henry Gordon Bennett, 16 апреля 1887 — 1 августа 1962) — австралийский генерал. Гордон Беннетт прошёл обе (Первую и Вторую) мировые войны. Несмотря на высоко оценённые заслуги во время Первой мировой войны, включая Галлиполийскую кампанию, Беннетт более известен за его участие в обороне Сингапура во время Тихоокеанской войны в должности командующего 8-й австралийской дивизией (англ.). (ru)
  • Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett CB, CMG, DSO, VD (15 April 1887 – 1 August 1962) was a senior Australian Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II. Despite highly decorated achievements during World War I, during which he commanded at both battalion and brigade level and became the youngest general in the Australian Army, Bennett is best remembered for his role in the Battle of Singapore in February 1942 in the Pacific War, as commander of the 8th Australian Division, he escaped while his men became prisoners of the Imperial Japanese Army. After this, Bennett's military career waned and although he rose to command a corps, he never commanded troops in battle again. In 1945, his escape caused controversy and resulted in a Royal Commission, which found that he had (en)
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  • Henry Gordon Bennett (pl)
  • Беннетт, Генри Гордон (ru)
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