Major Arthur Morris Benett
LRCP (Lond) MRCS (Eng)
6 June 1880 [Devonport] – 14 Oct 1953 [St Helier Jersey]
Major Arthur Morris Benett was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 30 January 1906. He was one of forty successful candidates who set the competitive examination held in London for commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps for which sixty nine candidates entered. He came 21st with 459 marks; the highest score was 593 marks of Dr Gerald Hoey Stevenson MB BCh (RUI); the lowest was 416 marks of Dr Ernest Cyril Phelan BA MB BCh (Dub).
Major Arthur Morris Benett served with the British Expeditionary Force France and Belgium from 1914 to 1915 (invalided) and from 1917 to 1918. He was attached to the Royal Field Artillery and 72 General Hospital. He also served in Salonica.
30 July 1906 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC on probation.
Mar 1907 Change of Station from Portsmouth to Bulford.
Nov 1907 Change of Station from Bulford to Jubbulpore.
30 Jan 1910 Promoted Captain RAMC.
Mar 1910 While posted in India passed his Examination for Promotion in Technical subjects.
Aug 1910 Change of Station from Jubbulpore to Indore.
Oct 1910 Change of Station from Indore to Jubbulpore.
Feb 1912 Change of Station from Jubbulpore to Mhow.
Nov 1914 Change of Station from Mhow to Western Command.
1914–1918 Served with the British Expeditionary Force France and Belgium (invalided).
30 July 1918 Promoted Major RAMC.
1918 Served in Salonica.
1920–1922 Served in Jamaica.
1927–1928 Served in West Africa.
11 Apr 1930 Arrived from Preston England, for duty at Floriana in relief of Major Thomas Chalmers Bowie on leave in England.
Member of 30 Coy RAMC cricket team.
31 May 1931 Returned to England.
30 July 1931 Retired on retired pay with reserve liability.
6 June 1935 Ceased to remain on Regular Army Reserve of Officers having attained the age limit of liability to recall.
- Entry No: 535. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Offices in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690–1960. Vol. II. Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Succession Books Vol XXII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.