Frederick Harry Bennett

Surname: Bennett
Other names: Frederick Harry
Other people in this story:
Thomas Bennett
Ann Bennett (nee Witt)
Bertie Harold Bennett
Walter Sam Bennett
Thomas William Bennett
Reginald George Bennett
Agnes Marjorie Ingram
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Berwich St. John, Wiltshire
Andover, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Possingworth Park, Sussex
Eastbourne, Sussex

Frederick Harry Bennett was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, in 1889 the son of Thomas Bennett and Ann (Annie) Bennett (nee Witt).  He lived his early life with his family at either Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, or Ashcombe, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire.   He married Agnes Marjorie Ingram in the Andover Registration District, Hampshire, in 1910.  He enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 36457).  He was transferred to the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 76119) and served in France and Flanders where it is understood he was a sniper.  After his discharge he was awarded the British War Medal.  (There are no surviving military records in this case.)  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 Vicarage Road, Wallingford, Berkshire.  He took up a position of Gamekeeper at Possingworth Park, Sussex, where he was highly thought of.  His death in 1968 was registered in the Eastbourne, Sussex, Registration District.  The tragedy is that he was one of five brothers of whom four, Bertie Harold, Walter Sam, Thomas William and Reginald George, were all killed in the conflict.


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