The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private H R Bennett


Photograph by "Naturstein"

Private Henry Richard  BENNETT, G/17430,  "B" Company, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  died, 30th August 1917, whilst a Prisoner of War, cause of death not stated.*

Born Pimlico, Middlesex.

23rd April 1901, Pimlico, marriage of Henry Richard Bennett to Louisa Jane Macey, spinster.

Enlisted Piccadilly, London, age 37, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 122lbs.  Resided 45 Rutland Street, SW / 45 Pulford Street, Pimlico, SW1. Formerly painter & paper hanger.

Home 7th June 1916 to 9th December 1916; BEF 10th December 1916 to 30th August 1917.

7th June 1916, enlisted; 8th June 1916, to Army Reserve; 5th September 1916, Royal West Kent, Maidstone; 16th September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th November 1916, Rochester, overstaying his pass from Tattoo till 3.30pm on 29th, 5 days confined to Barracks, forfeits 2 days pay; 10th December 1916, posted BEF & 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, embarked / disembarked; 30th January 1917, awarded 14 days Field Punishment No.1.; 3rd May 1917, posted missing.

6th May 1918, pension awarded  to widow of 13/9 a week.

Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, X.B.9., Koln(Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany.


Translation of death certificate, No.107, dated 7th September 1917 -

The Prisoner of War Hospital, Dulmen, has notified that Henry Richard Bennett, Private in the 6th Royal West Kent Regiment, B Company, English Prisoner of War. Painter.

Age 40. Religion Protestant.

Resident at: London, SW, England.

Born at: Pimilico, Middlesex, England, husband of Louise Bennett, nee Macey.

Son of: Charles Bennett, coachman and his wife Elizabeth, nee "Gone-Gee", both resident at  Pimilico, Middlesex.

Died at: Dulmen, at the Prisoners of War Hospital, on the 30th August 1917, at

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