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24906b   Captain William Henry David Bennett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/01/1890
Died: 15/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
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 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension
  Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave II-E-2
CWGC Casualty 181034
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Castlecaulfield Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal Irish Constabulary
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1 1911 Census lists Bennett family Does not list William Henry as living with the family at house 2 in Ennish, Clonaneese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Wm H D Bennett Lists William as lodging at barracks 38.1 in Castlerock Town, Articlave, Londonderry
3 Canadian Great War Project Information on how Captain Bennett died
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of William Bennett
5 Castlecaulfield 1901 directory Bennett, W. S., R.D.C., Primrose Hill, Castlecaulfield
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Captain W H D Bennett's death
7 Coleraine Heroes 1914-1918 Details of William Bennett
8 Irish Constabulary Forum Details of Captain William Henry David Bennett
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Captain W H D Bennett's gravestone can be purchased here
10 William Henry David Bennett Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (60 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023