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Moisant James BENNETT


Moisant James BENNETT


Late of Norah Head, NSW  


“possible” relation in ‘the job’:    ?


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  “possibly” Class 053 ? 


NSW Police Cadet #  929


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  7701


Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Tuesday 27 March 1951 ( aged 16 years, 2 months, 10 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Sunday 17 January 1954 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 17 January 1965

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 7 March 1969

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 29 March 1977

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 7 June 1982 ( Seniority date = 7 June 1981 )

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank: =  ?


Stations?, Hornsby ( 1972 ), ?, Police Olympics representative,  ?, Water Police – Diver ( Sgt ), ?


Service: From 27 March 1951   to   ? ? ?  ? years Service


Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?


Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours other than:

Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct ( Imperial ) – granted 17 February 1970 ( Sgt 3/c ) – Rescue of a man from a radio tower  ( Christian name spelling is Moissant )


 Born:  Thursday 17 January 1935

Died on:  Wednesday 29 June 2022

Age:  87 years, 5 months, 12 days

Organ Donor:  No – aged restricted



Event location:   ?

Event date ?

Moisant James BENNETT, Sony BENNETT

Funeral date:  Thursday 7 July 2022 @ 2.30pm

Funeral location:  Hillside Chapel, Palmdale Cemetery, Palmdale Rd, Palmdale, NSW   02 4362 1203


( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? TBA 

any Future Wake date??? TBA 

( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )


Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( July 2022 )


 SONNY is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Possibly related to Moisant BENNETT who was born on 19 August 1910 and died 8 November 1961 ( aged 51 ) and who is buried at the Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens, North Ryde, NSW.  Plot:  East Terrace 3, Wall 1.   ( Unconfirmed and his employment is unknown )


I was unable to find any details in relation to the back story of his Queen’s commendation.



Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957),

Monday 19 March 1956, page 14

” THE DECATHLON’S TOO HARD FOR ME ” ways the winner)



” That’s all right for fun, but I’m not going to take it up seriously, ” 21 year-old javelin star Bob Grant said after winning the gruelling Victorian decathlon championship at Olympic Park yesterday.

” I’m not interested in doing it again in the Olympics.

” I didn’t expect to get anywhere this time, because it’s really hard. ”

Grant, who was making only his second decathlon appearance, piled up a total of 5,213 points in the 10-event series.

This gave him victory by 156 points from 21-year-old Sydney policeman Moisant “Sonny” Bennett, who gained 5,057 points.

Alan Hiscock, Old Melburnians, was third, with 4,015 points.

Early leader and hot favorite, Ian Bruce, South Australia, had to withdraw from yesterday’s events because doctors found he was suffering from a dislocated collarbone.

He was injured when he won the high jump on Saturday, but went on to take part in the final event of the day, the 400 metres, to hold a commanding lead with 3,725 points.


Sun-Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1953 – 1954),

Sunday 7 November 1954, page 45


Athletes Promise


I was impressed yesterday at the men’s inter-club athletics with the performance of sub-junior Ron Pengelly, of Moore Park.

This young athlete, I believe will in four or five years develop into an outstanding middle – distance runner.

Ron has every attribute of a champion in the embryo.

He is lean, has co-ordination and a stride which is even and correct.

The only fault that I could make is his incessant looking around at the field. This fault is easily arrested.

Another young aspirant, “Sonny” Bennett, of North, who is now a policeman, is at present hopelessly out of condition.

Last year he showed every sign of developing into an excellent field games exponent in the discus and javelin events.

He must realise that hard and incessant training is the only key to success in these difficult events.

Meluish. of Western Suburbs, is improving with every run.


Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954),

Thursday 18 June 1953, page 2


BENNETT – HILLERY. In loving memory of our dear cousin, Mavis, who departed this life on June 18, 1952.
Still loved, still missed, forever dear.

Dot, Ted, Maureen and Sonny.





Youth: For years Northern Suburbs Athletic Club has “moaned” about the lack of big lads for field games. Look at this year’s hefty list: —

Sonny Bennett, aged 16. 6ft 4in, 14st. ,

Ray Montana, 18, 6ft 2in, 13st.

Ken Mottram, 15, 6ft, 14st 41b.

Brian Pierce, 17, 6ft 4in. 15st.

All will specialise in field games.



Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.



7 July 2022



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