Regiment : 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Service number : 6701
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 24th September 1919 aged 19
Buried : Belfast City Cemetery, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Screen Wall. H. 44.
Birthplace : Wribbenhall
Relatives : Son of James and Sarah Ann Bennett, of Severn Terrace, Wribbenhall, Bewdley
Memorial : Stourbridge Old Swinford Hospital School
Also appears on : Wribbenhall All Saints Church
Additional information on the memorial: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died of illness 24 September 1919. Age 19.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral with the information: 0701 The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.
William Bennett was born on 31st August 1900. He entered Old Swinford Hospital on 16th June 1908. On 25th November 1914 he was apprenticed to H.R. Piper, a grocer of Wribbenhall.
Source for additional information: Old Foleyans Remembered Casualties of WW1 published by the Old Foleyans Association, October 1998.