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Private J Bennett


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Private John BENNETT,  G/11164, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France,  26th October 1916, age 19.

Born Four Elms, Kent, son of George Henry & Fanny Bennett, of Little Homewood, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent.


1911 Census -  Little Homewood, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent - George Henry Bennett, head, age 43, married, farm labourer, born "unknown"; Fanny Bennett, wife, age 42, married 17 years, 6 children, 4 still alive, born Ide Hill, Kent; John Henry Bennett, son, age 15, single, working on a farm, born Hever, Kent; George Alfred Bennett, son, age 9, school, born Hever, Kent; William Charles Bennett, son, age 3, born Hever, Kent; Frank Faircloth, boarder, age 25, single, gamekeeper, born Leigh, Kent.


Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent, age 19, height 5ft 2 inches.  Resided Little Homewood, Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent. Formerly farm labourer.

16th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF, 3rd May 1916 to 2nd July 1916; Home 3rd July 1916 to 18th September 1916; BEF 19th September 1916 to 26th October 1916.

16th November 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th November 1915, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd May 1916, posted BEF; 3rd July 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th July to 28th July 1916, Cosham Hospital, wounded, gun shot wound to thorax, superficial wounds, antiseptic dressing; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 19th September 1916, Infantry Base Depot, France. 

18th August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Henry Bennett, Little Homewood, Four Elms; Mother, Fanny Bennett, Little Homewood, Four Elms; Brothers - George Alfred Bennett, age 17, Little Homewood, Four Elms; William Charles Bennett, age 11, Little Homewood, Four Elms; Sister, Alice, age 25, 14 Babington Road, Streatham, SW16.

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


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