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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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BENNETT, E. (Miss), Special War Worker. During the war this lady was engaged on important duties at Woolwich Arsenal in connection with the manufacture of caps and detonators. She did valuable work from April until November 1915, when she was obliged to resign her position owing to ill-health.
5, Plumbridge Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BENNETT, G. H., Sergt., R.E. He volunteered in February 1915, and a month later proceeded to the Western Front. Here he was engaged on various duties of an important nature and served at Loos, on the Somme, and Aisne fronts, at Passchendaele, and in many sectors during the Retreat and Advance of 1918, being attached to the American Army for a short time. Invalided home on account of ill-health in December 1918, he was eventually demobilised in May 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
2, Reed Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BENNETT, G. R., Sergt., R.A.V.C. Volunteering in November 1915, he was shortly afterwards sent to Egypt, and whilst stationed at Cairo and Alexandria was engaged looking after sick and wounded horses. He subsequently proceeded into Palestine, and was employed on similar duties at Gaza, Jerusalem, Beersheba, and on the Jordan. He was demobilised on his return home in 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Hook's Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENNETT, H. L., L/Cpl., The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following February proceeded to the Western Front. He was in action in many important engagements, including the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Loos, Albert, Vimy Ridge, the Somme, Arras, and Cambrai. He remained overseas until after the termination of hostilities, and was demobilised in May 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
34, Shard Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENNETT, H. M. (Mrs.), Special War Worker. This lady volunteered for work of National importance, and from 1915 to 1917 was engaged making gas helmets at Messrs. Bell's Works, Tower Bridge Road. She was later employed at Messrs. Murray's Munition Factory, Rotherhithe, making primers for bombs, and during the whole period of her service did excellent work.
80, Plough Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BENNETT, S. G., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered at the outbreak of war, and shortly afterwards was sent to France, where he was in action in the Retreat from Mons, and in the first Battle of the Marne. He was also engaged in heavy fighting in various sectors, but was killed in action on November 23rd, 1914, in Belgium. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
10, Swan Lane, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BENNETT, W., Private, Q.O. (R. West Kent Regt.) Volunteering in September 1914, he was drafted to the Western Front in the following February. He fought in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, and St. Eloi, but had only served overseas for two months when he fell gloriously on the Field of Battle at Hill 60 on April 23rd, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He died the noblest death a man may die, Fighting for God and right and liberty."
91, Commerell Street, Greenwich, S.E.10

BENNETT, W., Special War Worker. He volunteered for work of National importance, and from 1914 until 1917 was employed by Messrs. Mills and Knight, Bermondsey, repairing damaged war-ships. His work which was of an exacting nature, was carried out in a most efficient and satisfactory manner.
80, Plough Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BENNETT, W., Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, and Driver, R.H.A. Joining in September 1917, when only sixteen years of age, he was drafted to France later in the same year. There he served on the Somme and Ypres fronts, and in many sectors during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After the Armistice he proceeded into Germany and served with the Army of Occupation. He was still serving with the Colours in 1920, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Hook's Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENNETT, W. E., Air Mechanic, R.A.F. He volunteered in September 1915, and completing his training, proceeded to the Western Front in the following year. He was in action on the Somme, at Albert, Beaumont-Hamel, Amiens, Peronne, Bapaume, and other places, employed as a motor transport driver, and later as a wireless operator. He also was engaged on dying tests prior to being demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
223, Hollydale Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENNETT, W. J. J., Sergt., Tank Corps. He joined in March 1916, and was retained at home employed as instructor to the Machine Gun Corps and Tank Corps until December 1917, when he was sent to France. There he was in action at Cambrai, and in many engagements during the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Returning home after the cessation of hostilities, he was demobilised in February 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
72, Nutbrook Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENNINGTON, E. E., Pte., Q.O. (R. West Kent Rgt.) He volunteered in September 1914, and in July of the following year proceeded to France, where he served at Bray, and was severely wounded on the Somme in November 1915. After his recovery he returned to France, and was in action in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. Invalided home after the Armistice he was discharged as unfit for further military service in January 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
65, Lucas Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BENNINGTON, F., Sapper, R.E. He joined in March 1916, and after his training served at various camps on important duties with his unit. He rendered valuable services, but owing to medical reasons was unable to proceed overseas before the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in October 1919.
65, Lucas Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BENNINGTON, W. J., C.Q.M.S., Royal Sussex Regt. He volunteered in June 1915, and in November of the following year proceeded to Salonika. He fought in many engagements against the Bulgars on the Doiran and Vardar fronts until the cessation of hostilities. He returned home in December 1918, and was demobilised in February 1920. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
63, Lucas Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BENSON, A., Gunner, R.F.A. He joined in August 1916, and in February of the following year was drafted to the Western Front. During his service in France he was in action at Vimy Ridge, Arras, Messines, Ypres, Cambrai, and throughout the German and Allied Offensive of 1918. He was also present at the entry into Mons on Armistice Day, and was demobilised in February of the following year. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
68, Green hundred Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENSON, E. T., Gunner, R.F.A. He was mobilised at the outbreak of war, and drafted to France fought in the Retreat from Mons, at Dickebusch, and in many other engagements of note. He was severely wounded in the first Battle of Ypres, and admitted into hospital died from his injuries on November 15th, 1914. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A costly sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."
179, Sumner Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENSON, G. E., Rifleman, Rifle Brigade. He volunteered in September 1914, and proceeded overseas in the following year. After about two months' service in France he fell fighting gallantly, near Fromelles in May 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
1, Homeleigh Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BENSON, J., Spr., R.E., Australian Imperial Forces. He volunteered in Australia in 1915, and in April 1916, was sent to Egypt, and was stationed at Tel-el-Kebir for a few months. He then proceeded to England, and embarked for France later in the same year. He fought on the Somme, at Arras, and was gassed in action in 1917, but on recovery rejoined his unit and served throughout the offensives of 1918. After the Armistice he returned to England, and set sail for Australia in 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
1, Homeleigh Rd., Peckham, S.E.15.

BENSON, W. G., Pte., 10th Northamptonshire Regt. He joined in March 1916, and in the following month proceeded to France. He was in action in many important engagements, including those at Ypres, Aveluy Wood, the Somme, Arras, and throughout the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in March 1919.
C10, Armada Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

BENTLEY, E. E., Private, 7th London Regiment. He joined in December 1916, and was shortly afterwards drafted to France. Whilst there he took part in much fighting and was in action in the Battle of Ypres, and was wounded. After receiving treatment he was able to return to the line, and subsequently was taken prisoner on March 21st, 1918, during the Retreat. Whilst in captivity he was forced to work behind the German lines. After the Armistice, however, he was released, and subsequently was demobilised in August 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
23, Conley Street, Greenwich, S.E.10

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