James Milroy Bennett

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: August 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Aberdeen
  • Service no: 21503 & 14478
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Meritorious Service Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Labour Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 25th Company
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 43
  • Date of Death: 04.09.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Gwalia Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.B.3.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Barony, Lanarkshire
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Robertson & Card, Castle St, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Mrs Lawrence, Chapel Lane, Broughty Ferry

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Milroy Bennett

James Bennett   14478 – 21503   Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Broughty Soldier Killed.

Private James Bennett, (43), Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, has been killed in action.  His sister, Mrs Lawrence, resides in Chapel Lane, Broughty Ferry.  Bennett was killed by a bomb from an enemy aeroplane.  Having passed through the Boer War as a cavalryman, he re joined the colours in August 1914, and served with the Gordon Highlanders.  Prior to enlisting he was employed with Robertson & Card, Castle Street, Dundee.

Broughty Ferry Guide 14th September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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