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A Comrade's Tribute.
A Comrade's Tribute. 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 19 October 1933, page 2

A Comrade's Tribute.

Dear "Non-Com." - Thomas William Bennett, late 10th Light Horse, who was killed in the Great Boulder Mine recently, was the man known to the whole Regiment as "Bronco."

"Bronco" was the man who hung on to the broken ground line at the headquarter horse lines and steadied the animals when the Fritz' planes were bombing and machine gunning us in the Jordan Valley; the man who carried the detonators in his pocket when leading the demolition pack-horse on the Damascus stunt, who most probably saved half a squadron when the horse rolled down a hill.

The man who put his greatcoat over his horse and his waterproof sheet around his rifle, and stood in the rain himself.

There are a hundred yarns told about him. He was a very lovable character.

J. Ryder (ex 10th), Lake Biddy.

Those in the story:

Thomas William Bennett = 2869 Private Thomas William BENNETT, a 27 year old Farmer from Katanning, Western Australia. He enlisted on 4 April 1916; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.

Narrator = 218 Sergeant James RYDER, a 36 year old Farmer from Maylands, Western Australia. He enlisted on 20 October 1914; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 27 January 1919.