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Captain Charles Tudor BENNETT, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, 22nd July 1916, age 23.

Only son of Charles Somerville Bennett and Nellie Harriet Bennett, of Oldfield Hollies, Hagley, Stourbridge.

21st December 1893, St James, Dudley, Worcestershire, baptism of Charles Tudor Bennett, son of Charles Somerville Bennett and Nellie Harriet Bennett,


1911 Census - Ferndale, Lower Hagley, Stourbridge - Charles Somerville Bennett, head, age 45, married, gas engineer, gas plant manufacturer, born Smethwick, Warwickshire; Nellie Harriet Bennett, wife, age 42, married 19 years, 1 child, still alive, born Coventry, Warwickshire; Charles Tudor Bennett, son, age 17, single, draughtsman, born ; Mary Monica Somerville, cousin, visitor, age 22, single, born Peterboro, Ontario, Canada; Ada Rogers, age 36, single, domestic general servant, born Worcester,  Worcestershire.


17th May 1915, posted BEF; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

11th October 1917, Probate - Bennett Charles Tudor, of West Hagley, Worcestershire. Captain 3rd attached 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment died on or since 22nd July 1916, on active service in France. Probate Worcester, 11th October to Nellie Helena Bennett, (wife of  Charles Somerville Bennett). Effects £583 17s 4d.

Commemorated at   Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.

Link to Men & Memorials of Dudley


London Gazette 29th September 1914

INFANTRY. The under mentioned Cadets and ex Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 15th August, 1914: -

Charles Tudor Bennett, 3rd Battalion,. Royal West Kent Regiment

London Gazette 22nd May 1915.

The under mentioned Second Lieutenants on probation are confirmed in their rank. 

3rd Battalion, The Royal West Kent Regiment - Charles Tudor Bennett.

London Gazette 18th January 1916

The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Lieutenant Charles T. Bennett, Special Reserve, to be temporary Captain. Dated 23rd December, 1915.

London Gazette 24th October 1916.

Royal West Kent Regiment. - The under-mentioned Lieutenants relinquish the rank of temporary Captain -  22nd July 1916:

C.T.Bennett, Special Reserve.

London Gazette 4th January 1917

War Office, 2nd January, 1917.

The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from General Sir Douglas Haig, G.C.B., Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France:

General Headquarters, 13th November, 1916.

I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider  deserving of special mention.

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, D. HAIG, General. - Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.

Bennett, Lieutenant (temporary Captain) C. T., Special Reserve.


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