Regiment : 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 12861
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 23 on 6th November 1914
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 34.
Birthplace : Born Redditch and resident, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of James and Fanny Bennett, 30 Grove St., Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
The following information has been researched and transcribed by Jillian Coombes:
Birmingham Daily Post, Saturday 20th February 1915:
Killed While Sniping – Mr J. Bennett of Grove Street, Redditch, has received official news that his son Private H. Bennett of the 2nd Worcestershire Regiment, has died from wounds received in action on November 6.
On the 1911 census James and Fanny Bennett lived at 30 Grove Street, Redditch. Their son’s name was Hubert but he must also have been known as Harry. Hubert was aged 17 and a shop assistant.
Birmingham Daily Post courtesy of the British Library: http://www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk
Harry Bennett has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.