Regiment : 72nd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
Service number : 49554
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 18th June 1917 aged 23
Buried : Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XIV. E. 4.
Relatives : Son of Henry George and Emily, Bennett, 11 Clifton St., Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Also appears on : Dudley High Elementary School WW1 Memorial now Claughton Centre.
Credits : Researched by The Black Country Society. Cathedral Roll of honour books researched by Sandra Taylor.
Native of Dudley
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
George Bennett was born in Dudley, moved to Wall Heath with his parents Henry and Emily Bennett and came to live in Stourbridge at 11 Clifton Street. He was a keen sportsman and athlete. He enlisted in January 1915 at Colwyn Bay and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was posted to 72nd Field Ambulance and by June 1917 was in Flanders near Ypres. On 18th June Corporal George Bennett died of wounds aged 23 at a Casualty Clearing Station, probably as a result of shelling.