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Private J M Bendall


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Private John Matthew BENDALL, G/15121, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, France and Flanders, death assumed on or after 4th October 1917.

Born 12th July 1897, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, son of Isaac & Eliza Jane Bendall, 122 High Street, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.


1911 Census - Bottisham, Cambridgeshire - Isaac Bendall, head, age 50, married, thatcher, born Swaffham, Bulbeck, Cambridgeshire; Eliza Bendall, wife, age 41, married 16 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Ely, Cambridgeshire; John Bendall, son, age 13, worker, born Bottisham, Cambridgeshire; Harry Bendall, son, age 11, school, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire; Emily Bendall, daughter, age 5, born Bottisham, Cambridgeshire; Robert Fuller, brother in law, age 43, single, thatchers labourer, born Ely, Cambridgeshire.


Enlisted 24th November 1915, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,  age 18, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 102lbs. Formerly farm labourer.

Home 24th November 1915 to 12th September 1916; BEF 13th September 1916 to 12th October 1916; Home 13th October 1916 to 10th February 1917; BEF 11th February 1917 to 4th October 1917.

24th November 1915, enlisted; 25th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 10th May 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th May 1916, posted 9th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th September 1916, posted Infantry Base Depot, France, embarked; 29th September 1916, joined 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th October 1916, wounded in action, gun shot wound face & scalp; 12th October 1916, transferred to England per Hospital Ship "Makins"?, ex No.1. B.R.C.H. Etaples; 13th October 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916 to 7th November 1916, War Hospital, Bradford, gun shor wound, face & scalp; 17th November 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th February 1917, posted BEF, embarked / disembarked; 9th May 1917, 13 Field Ambulance, wounded shell wound & shot; 19th May 1917, Infantry Base Depot; 3rd June 1917, joined Battalion, "C" Company; 4th October 1917, posted missing.

24th June 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 4/- a week will stop.

3rd September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father Isaac Bendall, 122 High Street, Bottisham, Cambridge; Mother, Eliza Jane Bendall, 122 High Street, Bottisham, Cambridge; Brother, Henry Edward Bendall, age 19, 122 High Street, Bottisham, Cambridge; Sisters - Malinda Mary Bendall, age 23, Machross Abbey, Killarney; Emily Bendal, age 13, The Parsonage, Bottisham, Cambridge.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108,  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


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