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.
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.
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.