CHARLES EDWARD BENNETT

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour

 

Born: 9th March 1876, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1918; age: 41; of Heart Disease. Served 1 year & 50 days.

Residence: 33, New Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Location: London; Date: 4th May 1915; age: 38; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE; a Widower. Next of Kin: daughter – Elizabeth Bennett, of 33, New Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 3ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.

Royal Navy Enlistment: Location: Chatham; Occupation: Bricklayer’s Labourer. Signed up for 12 years – 9th March 1894. Height as boy: 5ft 3 3/4ins; height at 18 years: 5ft 4ins, fair fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.

 

Service:

Impregnable – Boy 2nd Class – 22nd June 1891 – 29th June 1891.

Ganges – Boy 2nd Class – 30th June 1891.

Ganges – Boy 1st Class – 4th August 1892 – 4th September 1892.

Impregnable – Boy 1st Class – 5th September 1892 – 6th February 1893.

Neptune – Boy 1st Class – 7th Febraury 1893 – 9th March 1893.

Vivid I – Boy 1st Class – 10th March 1893 – 17th March 1893.

Mercury – Boy 1st Class – 18th March 1893.

Mercury – Ordinary Seaman – 9th March 1894 – 4th November 1894.

Mercury – Ordinary Seaman – 12th November 1894.

Mercury – Able Seaman – June 1895 – 20th March 1896.

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 21st March 1896 – 19th May 1896.

Wildfire – Able Seaman – 20th May 1896 – 9th October 1896 – Invalided.

 

Character – Very Good.

 

Service:

Home: 4th May 1915 – 11th May 1915.

Embarked: Southampton – 11th May 1915

Disembarked: Havre – 12th May 1915.

France: 12th May 1915 – 2nd April 1916.

Home: 3rd April 1916 – 21st June 1916 – Discharged: at Catterwick; age 40 years & 105 days; to 33, New Street, Ipswich. Character – Good.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: SS/10345.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, ‘A’ Coy.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.IA.20.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   109, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Bennett, 41, a Labourer, born Padington, London.

Eliza Bennett (nee Pipe), 36, born Playford, Suffolk.

James Thomas Bennett, 18, born London.

Clara Louisa Bennett, 16, born London.

Alice Elizabeth Bennett, 13, born London.

George Bennett, 12, born Ipswich.

William Charles Bennett, 10, born Ipswich.

Frederick Alfred Bennett, 6, born Ipswich.

Emma Rosa Bennett, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1891   23, New Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 15 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 55, a Lodging House Keeper & Bricklayer.

Eliza, 45, a Lodging House Keeper.

William, 19, a General Labourer.

Frederick, 17, a General Labourer.

Emma, 11.

Robert Herbert Bennett, 9, born Ipswich.

Sydney Samuel Bennett, 7, born Ipswich.

Rosa Bennett, 3, born Ipswich.

8 boarders.

 

1901   Short Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 25 years old and living with his wife.

Elizabeth, 22.

 

In 1896, Ipswich, Charles married Elizabeth Bennett, born 1879, Ipswich – died 1906, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Elizabeth Maud Primrose Bennett, born April 1901, Ipswich.

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