Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: Farnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersSixpenny Handley, DorsetBrighton, Sussex.Deanland, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset
Story: Albert Bennett was born in Farnham, Dorset, on 19th February 1878 and baptised there on 17th April 1878, the son of Charles and Annie Bennett. Whilst the family moved around the area during his early years he was mainly associated with the Farnham area. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment in 1905 but had bought himself out within a few days of joining. He again enlisted on 6th December 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/160362). He was posted to France and joined the 128th Company on 14th December 1917. He also served with the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 220813). He was taken ill in France and invalided back to the UK, spending some time in the Brighton War Hospital, Sussex. He was demobilized on 28th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at Deanland, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Contractors Labourer. He died in 1947 and was buried at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 5th May 1947.