Soldier – Bennett, Alfred – Killed in Action

December 1917

Mexborough & Swinton Times, December 1, 1917

Lance Corporal. Alfred Bennett.

Mr, and Mrs. Bennett, 30, Don View, Doncaster road, have been informed by the War Office that their son, Lance-Corpl. Alfred Bennett (Staffs Regt.) had fallen in action whilst on active service in Prance.

He was killed on Oct. 26 at the early age of 19 years.

He enlisted in April, 1916, and had been in France about four months.

Previous to enlistment he was employed at Messrs. Walker and Crawshaw’s Brick and Tile Works, Sheffield road.

He was a regular attender at the Wesleyan school and chapel before enlistment.

His brother is also serving with the colours in France

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number 40842
Died 26/10/1917
Aged 19
1st Bn.
South Staffordshire Regiment
Son of Alfred and Annie Sophia Bennett, of 3A, Don View, Doncaster Road, Conisborough, Rotherham.