Other names: Frank
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetFrance & Flanders
Story: Frank Bennett was born at Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 11 Dec 1885 and baptised at Sixpenny Handley Church on 24 Jun 1886 the son of John Bennett and Mary Ann Bennett (nee Elliott). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Sixpenny Handley area. He had enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 7151). He served in France and Flanders from 23 Aug 1914 where he had received gunshot wounds to the chest, head and buttocks for which he received a limited pension in due time. He was eventually promoted to Corporal and discharged on 15 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals along with the 1914/15 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still single and living in The Street, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, working as a Dorset County Council Road Foreman. His death was recorded at the North Dorset Registry in Apr 1979 when he was aged 93 years.