Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 31st July 1917; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Clacton, Essex.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3188

Regiment: Welsh Guards, 1st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

Panel 11.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Bennett, of ‘Bankipore’ Page Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex & the late Selina Bennett.



1901   32, Handford Road, Ipswich.

Bertram was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Bennett, 45, a Railway Guard, born Haughley, Suffolk.

Selina Bennett, 46, born Leatherhead, Surrey.

Violet Selina Bennett, 16, born Ipswich.

Reginald Charles Bennett, 14, a Stationmaster’s Clerk, born Ipswich.

Gladys Adelaide Bennett, 11, born Ipswich.

Stanley Walter Bennett, 9, born Ipswich.

Edgar Albert Bennett, 5, born Ipswich.

1911   1, Ruby Villa, Dudley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Bertram was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 55, a Railway Guard – G.E.R.

Selina, 56.

Violet, 26.

Gladys, 21, a Shop Assistant – Boot Shop.

Stanley, 19, a Baker’s Assistant.

Edgar, 15, an Errand Boy – Chemist.


WELSH GUARDS 1st Battalion:

1st Battalion
26.02.1915 Formed by Royal Warrant at White City.
28.04.1915 Moved to Sandown Park.
04.06.1915 Moved to Wellington Barracks.
18.08.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre joining the 3rd (Guards) Brigade of the Guards Division and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The Battle of Loos
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval,
The German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The Battle of Pilkem, The Battle of the Menin Road, The Battle of Poelkapelle, The First Battle of Passchendaele, The Battle of Cambrai 1917.

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