William Bennett
Privacy Level: Open (White)

William Henry Bennett (1884 - 1919)

William Henry Bennett
Born in 17 Somerset Place, Teignmouth, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1912 (to 14 Jul 1919) in Newton Abbot, Devon, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Teignmouth, Devon, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Jul 2013
This page has been accessed 1,394 times.


William Henry Bennett is on Wikitree Roll of Honor


Bombardier William Henry Bennett RFA Wessex 4th Brg

Died in Military Service


WILLIAM HENRY BENNETT, son of James Bennett and Charlotte Haydon, was born September 12,1884 at 17 Somerset Place, Teignmouth Devon.[1]

June 18, 1910 William enrolled in the British Army. His regiment was Wessex 4th Brg. RFA, regimental number, 1575. William was promoted to Bombardier on August 29, 1914. According to William's army papers he was never sent abroad.[2]

William married Lilian Dyer in the spring of 1912 at Newton Abbot, Devon.[3] The couple went on to have 5 children together, two of whom died in infancy.

William was discharged from the army on June 13, 1916, classed as physically unfit for service, due to a lung disease caused by inhalation of gases whilst serving in the Army.[4]

Sadly William died from the disease on July 14, 1919.[5] He was laid to rest at Teignmouth Cemetery[6]

Memorial Card


  1. GRO Certified Birth Certificate
  2. British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920; WO364; Piece: 226
  3. GRO Marriage Record
  4. Army discharge papers
  5. Army papers showing date and cause of death
  6. CWGC Casualty Details

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is William your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

No known carriers of William's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.