James Bennett was buried at Melbourne’s St Kilda Cemetery on 17 June 1922.
The inscription reads:
ERECTED BY HIS PARENTS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT. JAMES MALLET BENNETT
A.F.M. AND BAR, M.S.M.
LATE AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORP A.I.F.
BORN ST. KILDA 1894
PASSED TO A HIGHER LIFE
13TH APRIL 1922
AT WEYBRIDGE ENGLAND,
RESULT OF AN AEROPLANE ACCIDENT.
ACCOMPANIED LATE CAPT. SIR ROSS SMITH K.B.E. ON FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHT, EGYPT TO INDIA DEC. 1918.
ALSO FIRST AEROPLANE FLIGHT, ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA, NOV-DEC 1919
You’ll find Jim Bennett’s resting place in the Church of England section (Compartment ED, Grave 1S) at St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road, St Kilda East, Victoria.