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Corporal W J Bennett


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Corporal William John  BENNETT, G/10582,  "A" Company, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 9th April 1917, age 23.

Born Frant, Sussex, son of Henry E. and Mary Bennett, of Rushlye Lodge, Frant, Sussex.

Enlisted Taunton, Somerset, age 22, height 5ft 8 inches. Resided Rushlye Lodge, Frant, Sussex. Formerly footman.

Home 2nd November 1915 to 7th March 1916; BEF 8th March 1916 to 9th April 1917.

2nd November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th November 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th March 1916, embarked & posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th March 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, 36 Field Ambulance / 23 Casualty Clearing Station, bullet wound, accidental; 10th May 1916, to Duty; 3rd July 1916, wounded in action; 8th July 1916, 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, joined from No.2. Convalescent Camp; 15th July 1916, rejoined Battalion from 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples; 9th August 1916, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 29th July 1916, appointed Acting Corporal; 10th July 1916, confirmed promoted Corporal; 14th March 1917, sick to Field Ambulance, mumps, admitted 12 Stationary Hospital, St Pol; 31st March 1917, discharged to duty.

14th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Henry Bennett, Rushlye Lodge, Frant; Mother, Mary Jane Bennett, Rushlye Lodge, Frant; Brothers - Edward Bennett, age 34, Welling, Kent; Albert Bennett, age 30, 2nd Lieut Germany; Arthur Bennett, age 26, Tank Corps, Germany; Henry Bennett, age 28, Rushlye Lodge, Frant; Alfred Bennett, age 23, U.S. America; Sisters - Leuris? R Bennett, age 15, Rushlye Lodge, Frant; Beatrice Bennett, age 32, Tunbridge Wells; GRace Bennett, age 21, Rushlye Lodge, Frant; Gladys Bennett, age 18, Rushlye Lodge, Frant.

Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, XVII.J.11., Pas de Calais, France.


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