Bennett, William Charles

This soldier is not listed on the Memorial. There is an index card for him in The Flintshire Roll of Honour in The County Record Office in Hawarden. It is filed with the Isycoed cards and so we have included him here.

William Charles Bennett was born in 1894. (Qtr Sept, Dist Whitchurch, Vol 6a, Page 665)

He was recorded in the census of 1901 living with his family in Church Street, Wellington, Shropshire. Head of the household was J A Bennett who was 30 a ‘Confectioner’.His wife was Jane who was 30. Their listed children on the census were William 6, Ethel 4 and Violet Mary 2.

The next census of 1911 finds the family living at the ‘Cross Keys’ Wellington. Joseph Bennett was 41 and a Publican. His wife of 18 years, Jane was 41. She had given birth to 4 children and all were still living. Three of them were listed in the household for the census. William was 16, Violet 12 and Harry was 9.

UK Soldiers who Died in The Great war 1914 -19 accessible on confirms all the regimental details at the top of this page. It adds that he enlisted in Wellington Salop and this source tells us he was ‘Killed in Action’. His medal index card, also on ancestry details his medals and tells us that his first Theatre of war was France and he entered it on the 25th August 1915

There is an index card for William in The Flintshire Roll of Honour in The County Record Office in Hawarden. It gives the address Bowkers Lane, Redbrook Whitchurch Salop and it confirms his regimental details. The card says he was ‘killed at Ypres’. It was signed by J W Foulkes on 18th February 1920

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