James Henry Bennett
D/7268 3rd (Prince of Wales Own) Dragoon Guards
Died of Wounds 25th March 1918, aged 25
Lived at 48 Clarence Street
Buried in Roye
New British Cemetery France
Burnley Express 13rd
(left) pictured with his friend
7336 John Dugdale also from Burnley
(Courtesy of Julie Lister)
BROTHER’S DEATH (Burnley
News 13th April 1918)
The death is officially reported to Mr. And Mrs. Bennett,
of 48, Clarence-street, Burnley, of their son, Pte. James Henry Bennett,
7268 of the Dragoon Guards, who succumbed to wounds on March 25th. Pte.
Bennett was in the Army when war broke out, having enlisted in the Dragoon
Guards in 1912 and he was at that time serving in Egypt. Drafted at once
to France in September 1914, he had three and a half years of heavy fighting,
and in the early stages of the war had four horses shot from under him.
He was a single man, 24 years of age, and previous to his joining the
Army was a collier at Towneley Pit, and attended St. Stephen’s Schools.
He was also a member of the Burnley Lads’ Club.