The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private A E Bennett


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Private Albert Edward BENNETT, G/11891, 8th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound right hip), 44 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 9th June 1917, age 24.

Born Corton, Suffolk, son of Richard & Elizabeth Bennett, of 43, Napier Road., Gillingham, Kent.


1911 Census - 43, Napier Road., Gillingham, Kent - Richard Bennett, head, age 61, married, pensioner, seaman, coast guard, Naval Pensioner, born Canterbury, Kent; Elizabeth Bennett, wife, age 53, married 29 years, 6 children, all still alive, born Faversham, Kent; Lily Kate Bennett, daughter, age 26, single, drapers assistant, born Thorpe, Suffolk; Cristina Bennett, daughter, age 24, single, dress making, own account, at home, born Thorpe, Suffolk; Albert Edward Bennett, son, age 16, single, boot shop assistant, born Corton, Suffolk; Harold William Bennett, age 16, single, pawn brokers assistant, born Corton, Suffolk.


Enlisted  Chatham, Kent, age 21, height 5ft 8 inches, 126lbs.  Resided 43 Napier Road, Gillingham, Kent. Formerly skilled labourer.

Home 15th November 1915 to 17th May 1916; BEF 18th May 1916 to 9th June 1917.

15th November 1915, enlisted; 16th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 24th January 1916, mobilized & posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th May 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th May 1916, embarked; 2nd June 1916, proceeded to join Battalion.

6th August 1917, date to which Separation Allowance of 5/3 a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will be paid.

13th September 1917, Personal effects returned: 2 x identity discs, one letter, five photos, pocket book, cigarette case, fountain pen.

26th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Elizabeth Bennett, 43, Napier Road., Gillingham, Kent; Brothers - Private Harold William Bennett, age 25, Summerdown Camp, Eastbourne, Sussex; Sisters - Christina Florence Bennett, age 32, 31 Beresford Road, Gillingham, Kent; Lily Kate Bennett, age 35, 58 Cavendish Avenue, Gillingham, Kent.

Buried at  Mendinghem Military Cemetery, II.D.14.,Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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