Albert Edward Bennett

Memorial: Old Sodbury - St John the Baptist Church

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Serjeant 13338

Parents: Francis and Emma Bennett

Home address: Cardiff

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1888

Place of birth: Old Sodbury, Bristol

Date of death: 10/10/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Age: 27

Further information:

Albert Edward Bennet was born in Old Sodbury in 1888 to parents Francis and Emma Bennett

Albert enlisted in Cardiff, joiningthe 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards and became a Lieutenant Serjeant

Albert died on the 10th October 1915 at the age of 27 years. He is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Albert was awarded the Victory, British War and the 1914/15 star medals

Albert is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre and on the Old Sodbury Church Memorial

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register and Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War
Yate and District Heritage Centre and Forces War Records