Private William Henry Bennett

Army Number: 9282

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born and lived in Nottingham. He was a bleacher’s labourer prior to enlisting on 8th April 1904. He served in Singapore from 29th January 1907 until 1914. He went to France on 8th September 1914 and was killed in action on 20th October 1914, when the battalion held position south-east of Bois Grenier, Ennetieres/Escobecques, France against a German attack.

Commemorated : Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Panel 7.

Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Private William Henry Bennett is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St, Bartholomew’s Church Roll of Honour (Nottinghamshire Archives) Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham