David Bennett

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 09.02.1916
  • Place of enlistment: Vancouver, British Clumbia.
  • Service no: 703578
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 102nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 27.09.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bourlon Wood Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.B.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 27.12.1884
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2638 - 6th Ave West, Vancouver
  • Occupation: Tailor
  • Mother:

    Mrs Susan Bennett, 117 Kaslo St, Vancouver

  • Father:

    William Bennett, 117 Kaslo St, Vancouver

  • Siblings:

    Charles, George, Hector, John, James, William, Margaret, Beatrice, Susanna & Maria

  • Spouse:

    Maggie Low Bennett, 117 Kaslo St, Vancouver

  • Children:

    David Pringle Bennett

More about David Bennett

David was the son of Mr and Mrs William Bennett. It would appear the David’s wife returned to Dundee following his death  and resided at 12 Cobden St, Dundee.

David was the brother of Pte John Patterson Bennett M.M. 13th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps, John survived the war. James served with 1st Signal Squadron, Australian Engineers, George served with the Black Watch, Hector and Charles were both munitions workers and William was lost on the Lusitania whilst returning home to enlist.

David’s wife and son returned to Dundee following her husband’s death, his son served in the Royal Air Force during WW2.

For more information on David, visit David’s Memorial and David’s Regimental Record and Circumstances of Death Register

There are references to David in local Dundee Newspapers held within Dundee Central Library

Peoples Journal, 24/07/1917 page 8 and 12/10/18 page 6, Courier 11/10/1918 page 2, and Advertiser 11/10/1918 pages 3&4.

Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson

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