Few Australians realise that of the 62,000 Anzac soldiers who died in the Great War, over one-third are still listed as 'missing.' With no marked graves, the only reminders of their sacrifice are the many names inscribed on ageing war memorials around the world.
Scott Bennett was born in Bairnsdale, Victoria, in 1966, and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of Sydney. He has worked for many of Australia's most recognised retail companies as a management consultant or an executive manager. In 2003, he visited the Great War battlefields in France and Belgium to retrace the steps of his great-uncles, who had fought there. The experience led him to question the many 'truths' that have developed around the Anzac legend. The result was the writing of The Nameless Names and his first book, Pozi res, which re-examined the battle of Pozi res and the Anzac legend.
`This admirable book, superbly researched and insightfully written, illuminates the profound and enduring consequences for so many Australian families whose loved ones were among the missing in World War I.' - Ross McMullin, author of Farewell, Dear People