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James Bennett

  • Name added to East Side of the Workers Memorial between 1940 and 1955.
  • He was nominated by

PORT ADELAIDE FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' DEMONSTRATION. A grand demonstration and athletic sports meeting in connection with the friendly Societies of Port Adelaide was held on the Alberton Oval on Easter Monday and proved, though to a certain extent an innovation, a success. In past years it has been customary for the Independent Order of Oddfellows to have a picnic as a separate order during Easter; but tbe managing committee, deeming wisely that union is strength, determined on a united demonstration this year, and it is proposed to make it an annual affair, the proceeds accruing from the sports to be used towards defraying the expenses of a recreation ground for the Port friendly societies. Acorn Lodge, U.A.O.D. — Messrs J. Bennett P.A; C. Brooks, P.A; J. G. Brooks, G.P.A. April 3 1888 SA Advertiser

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. Acorn Lodge, U.A.O.D. — The tenth anniversary of the Acorn Lodge, U.A.O.D., was celebrated by a dinner at Bishop's Central Hotel on Tuesday evening. The Arch-Druid (Brother A. Oakley) occupied the chair, and Brother J. Bennett the vice-chair….

THE PORT DRUIDS. On Monday evening the Druids connected with Acorn Lodge, No. 20, Port Adelaide, held a concert in the local Town Hall to provide funds for decorations for a Gala Day, which is to take the form of a cycle sports meeting on the Jubilee Oval on November 15. A torch light procession of members of the Order in full regalia started from the Lodge's quarters in Church-street. The principal streets were paraded. The Riverside Brass Band headed the column, and Brothers J. Bennett, H. Dollman, and V. Mewitt acted as marshals. There was a splendid attendance at the concert, and those present seemed to be well satisfied with the programme. The following provided the entertainment: Hon. Secretary, brother T. H. Cooper; Treasurer, P.A. Brother J. Bennett. Tuesday 28 September 1897 SA Register

ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS. The annual grand lodge meeting of the South Australian United Ancient Order of Druids Friendly Society was held at the Rechabite Hall, Grote street on Tuesday, February I9. The following officers and delegates were present: Acorn, P.A.'s Brothers Jeanes, J. Bennett, and Secretary Cooper; Thursday 21 February 1901

Bro. E. Lordtferds, Bros. J. Bennett, R. Evans, G. Dear, I. Kaske. On Monday evening a social was held in the lodge-room to welcome Bros. Bennett and Maley, who have returned from the war, and were both privates in the First Contingent. The Chairman (Bro. Hughes) extended a beauty welcome to them on behalf of the lodge. The toast of "Our guests" was proposed by P.A. Conlon, who was proud that our boys had done such good work in Africa and had earned such eulogies from the generals; the toast was received with musical honors. Bros. Bennett and Maley gave a short account of their experiences while on the field. December 21 1900 The Advertiser

Boer War Nominal Roll - Bennett James

  • Service number: 987
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
  • State: SA
  • Source: Murray page number – 381

ANA. An enjojable social evening was held under the auspices of the Goodwood branch on Monday evening. The President (Mr. J. Bennett), who occupied the chair, briefly outlined the progress during the last 6 months. After the nomination of officers visitors from Port Adelaide attended and supplied a musical programme, which was highly appreciated. Stirring addresses tracing the enthusiasm of the movement in South Australia, were delivered Wednesday 12 November 1913 The Register

ACORN LODGE NO. 30 UAOD Members of the above are requested to attend the Funeral of their late Brother JAMES BENNETT, P..A. Leaving his late Residence. 20 St. George's place, Alberton, on SUNDAY at 4.30 p.m. C. W. RENPHREY. Secretary. Saturday 14 January 1939 Advertiser

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