17671 Private James Bennett
1st July 1916
Born in 1896 in Southwark London.
His parents were John(born in 1862) & Elizabeth(born in 1869)Bennett. No record of their wedding could be found.
In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at
7 Etham Street, Southwark(now possibly renamed
Eliam Street).Both parents worked as street hawkers.
James enlisted in London and his date of disembarkation
into France was on 01/10/1915.
He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-195 Star,the 1914-1918 British war and Allied Victory medals.
At the time of his death,his mother was recorded as living at 36 Lansdowne Place,Weston Street,Bermondsey , London.