13th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Henry David Bennett was the son of W. S. Bennett, Castlecaulfield, Dungannon. He was born on 3rd January 1890 at Baliinode, County Monaghan. He served 5 years with the Royal Irish Constabulary and 1 ¼ years with the 5th H G. William Henry David Bennett married Ida Kathleen of Knockmult House, Macosquin. William emigrated to Canada. William had worked as a relief clerk with C.D.R before enlisting on 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. Captain William Henry David Bennett was with the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed on 15th August 1917, age 27.
Mazingarbe is a small town located in the Pas de Calais between the larger town of Lens and Bethune. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery and Extension is situated adjacent to the Sains-en-Gohelle road from Mazingarbe on the D75, which can be reached from two major roads, the D932 Arras to Bethune road, and the N43 Lens to Bethune road. There are signposts to the cemetery visible in the centre of Mazingarbe town and on the D75 road. Access to the cemetery and parking is best obtained by taking a small side street off the D75.