CEF Soldier Detail

Captain William Henry David Bennett
Died: August 15, 1917

Regimental Number:
24906
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
13th Battalion
Company:
D
Place of Birth:
Ballinrobe, County Mayo
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
William Samuel Bennett, Primrose Hill, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, Ireland
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 3, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Relief Clerk Canadian Pacific Railway
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1914
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded 24/4/1915 Killed by sheel on Hill 70 15/8/1917
Date of Death:
August 15, 1917
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot:
II. E. 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 656 - 10
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion D
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion H Company
Husband of Ida Bennett, of Ballywildrick, Macosquin, Coleraine, Ireland. Religion marked as Irish Prostestant. Regimental number 24906 with 13th Battalion. Previously served 5 years with the Royal Irish Constabulary and 1.25 years with the 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada, Canadian Militia. Killed by shell fire during the attack on Hill 70; mentioned in the 13th Battalion War Diary.
Awards and Decorations
1914 /1915 Star
Cross of Sacrifice
Plaque and Scroll