Private George Bennett, 4651

  • Batt - 1/5
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1871
  • Died - 20/05/1916
  • Age - 44

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of George Bennett a Builder, born 1841 in Shepshed, Leics., and his wife Sarah, born 1840 in Shepshed, Leics. George was born in 1871 in Shepshed, Leics., his siblings were Samuel, born 1866, Elizabeth, born 1868, Francis, born 1871, William, born 1874, Agnes, born 1875, Catherine, born 1879 and Mary A., born 1863, all his siblings were born in Shepshed, Leics., in April 1881 the family home was at 13, Loughborough Road, Shepshed, Leics. In April 1891 George was employed as a Shoe Rivetter and was residing in the family home at Loughborough Road, Shepshed, Leics., in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Botolph, together with his parents and siblings, Frank, Agnes and Catherine. In March 1901 George was employed as an Estate General Labourer and was married to Mary Garton Bennett, born 1873 in Shepshed, Leics., their children were George William, born 1897, Reginald, born 1899 and Sarah Ellen, born 1901, all three children were born in Shepshed, Leics., the family home was at The Lant, Shepshed, Leics. In April 1911 George was employed as a Bricklayer’s Labourer and was residing in the family home at Brook Stret, Shepshed, Leics., with his wife of sixteen years, and their children, George, Reginald, Sarah and Deborah Doris, born 1903 in Shepshed, Leics. The War Diary for today records. At 4.00pm Battn moved to billets in following order, Signallers, Bombers C, D, A and B Coy’s, Lewis gunners, Police, Transport arriving destination 8.45pm. Route taken, POMMERA – GRENAS-PAS – HANU – SOUASTRE.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
  • Burial Place - A 21 7, St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
  • Other Memorials - Loughborough Carillon, War Memorial Bell Tower, , , Shepshed Oaks & Charley
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
  • Burial Commemoration - St Sever Cem., Rouen, France
  • Born - Shepshed, Leics
  • Enlisted - Loughborough, Leics
  • Place of Residence - Springfield Road, Shepshed, Leicestershire, England
  • Memorial - SHEPSHED MEM., LEICS
  • Memorial - CARILLON TOWER MEM., LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICS

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