Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1917; age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9382; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. No. 3.

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Samuel & Caroline Bennett, of Ipswich.



1891   38, Dorkin Street, Ipswich.

John was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandmother.

Charles Samuel Bennett, a Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.

Caroline Bennett (nee Collins), 32, born Ipswich.

Charles Bennett, 12, born Ipswich.

Caroline Sarah Bennett, 9, born Ipswich.

Alice Sarah A. Bennett, 6, born Ipswich.

Emily Jane Bennett, 3, born Ipswich.

Jane Beatrice Bennett, 6 months, born Ipswich.

Sarah Bennett, 70, a widow, born Ipswich.

1901   38, Dorkin Street, Ipswich.

John was 13 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Charles, 42, an Iron Foundry Labourer.

Caroline, 43.

Caroline, 19, a Tailoress.

Alice, 16, a General Domestic Servant.

Emily, 13.

Lily Rose Bennett, 4, born Ipswich.

1911   38, Dorkin Street, Ipswich.

John was 23 years old, a Railway Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & sisters.

Caroline, 53, a Charwoman.

Jane, 20, a Stay Factory Hand.

Lily, 14, a Stay Factory Hand.

John’s father Charles Samuel Bennett, died 1901, Ipswich.



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