Image from 1918 Ipswich Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1898, Otley, Suffolk.

Died: 8th January 1918; age 20; Died of Lobar Pneumonia. Had been in France 3 months.

Residence: 105, Dover Road, Ipswich.

Employed for over 6 years at Ransomes, Simms and Jefferies – Orwell Works.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: G/68491

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 23rd Battalion.

Formerly 60247, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Grevillers British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,




1901   302, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.

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

Jesse Fred Bennett, 29, a Gas Stoker, born Otley, Suffolk.

Louisa Bennett (nee Benstead), 27, born Ipswich.

Elsie May Bennett, 2, born Ipswich.

Stanley Herbert Bennett, 8 months, born Ipswich.

1911   105, Dover Road, Ipswich.

Charles was 12 years old and living with his parents, brothers & paternal grandfather.

Jesse, 39, a Gas Stoker – Gas Works.

Louisa, 38.

Stanley, 10.

John Bennett, 8, born Ipswich.

Harold Eric Bennett, 6, born Ipswich.

George Bennett, 2, born Ipswich.

Robert Bennett, 83, a widower, a retired Farm Labourer, born Otley.

Charles is also remembered on the Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, war memorial. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.



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