Have you seen the State Library of Victoria’s ‘The Anzac Spirit’ image gallery?
Victoria’s 22nd Battalion landed at Anzac Cove in September 1915, after months aboard a troopship and in Egypt. Chaplain Bennett, known to the men as ‘Padre’, lived in a dugout in Shrapnel Gully where he spent his days burying the dead, writing to their loved ones, and conducting services. Every day he went into the trenches, his ‘parish’, to visit the battalion. He was, wrote Patsy Adam-Smith in ‘The Anzacs’, ‘the paragon among men’.