William Henry Bennett

William Henry Bennett (1884 - 1919)

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William Henry Bennett
Born in 17 Somerset Place, Teignmouth, Devon, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Newton Abbot, Devon, Englandmap
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Died in Teignmouth, Devon, Englandmap
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Categories: Teignmouth, Devon | Royal Field Artillery | Died in Military Service | Teignmouth Cemetery, Teignmouth, Devon.


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]

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  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

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