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Private Frank Thomas BENNETT, L/10036, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, at the Battle of Marne, France and Flanders, 13th September 1914, age 19.

Born 15th November 1894, Kensington, Middlesex, eldest Son of Thomas Edward Bennett, (coppersmith), and Mary Ann Bennett, (daughter of George Harbridge), of 305 Ladbroke Grove, W / 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington, London.

Educated Barlby Road Board School, North Kensington.


1911 Census - 11 Treverton Street, Notting Hill - Thomas Bennett, head, age 44, married, railway cleaner, born Devonport, Cornwall; Mary Bennett, wife, age 44, married 18 years, 8 children, 6 still alive, born Marylebone, London; Beatrice Bennett, daughter, age 17, single, dressmaker, born Kensington, London; Frank Bennett, son, age 16, single, railway porter, born Kensington, London; Edward Bennett, son, age 14, single, grocers errand boy, born Islington, London; George Bennett, son, age 11, school, born Kensington, London; Herbert Bennett, son, age 7, school, born Kensington, London; Doris Bennett, daughter, age 4, school, born Kensington, London.


Previously served with 5th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Service No. 6852, age 17, shop assistant.13th May 1912 to 4th December 1912.

Enlisted 5th December 1912, Mill Hill, Middlesex, age 18, height 5ft 7¾ inches, weight 125lbs. Formerly shop messenger.

Home, 5th December 1912 to 13th August 1914; BEF 14th August 1914 to 13th September 1914.

14th June 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Thomas Bennett, 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington; Mother, Mary Bennett, 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington; Brothers - George Bennett, age 19, 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington; Herbert Bennett, age 16, 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington; Thomas E Bennett, age 22, 279, Portobello Road, North Kensington; Sisters - Beatrice Bennett, age 25; Doris Bennett, age 12.

Commemorated at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.


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