Source: “Duty Nobly Done” page 317.
Son of Mr. F. J. and Mrs. R. A. Bennett, of 77, Bank St., Maidstone, Kent, England.
Tall for his time, this 23-year old 6′ salesman from Walkerville, Ontario enlisted at Windsor with the 99th Battalion on January 17, 1916. He was appointed a Lance-Corporal March 20, 1916.
He arrived in England aboard the SS Olympic on June 8, 1916, and was transferred to the 35th Battalion effective July 6, 1916. He was then attached to the Regimental Depot in Bramshott and was appointed Lance-Sergeant on December 19, 1917. He then was attached to the 4th Reserve Battalion effective January 4, 1917, and he was appointed Lance-Corporal with that unit on February 9, 1917. He was then attached to the Regimental Depot in Bramshott and was appointed Lance-Sergeant on December 19, 1917.
In expectation of his transfer to an active unit he was reverted to the rank of Private on April 19, 1918, and he arrived at the Canadian Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France. 3-days later he was transferred to the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp where he was stationed for almost 4-months.
He arrived at the 18th Battalion in the field on August 14, 1918, and was killed in action 13-days later.
‘”Killed in Action” This soldier was killed instantly by an enemy machine gun bullet, during operations near Vis-en-Artois.