Private Jonathan Bennett
21717 1st East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 11th April 1918, aged 19
Lived at 22 Clegg Street East
Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium Panels 5 &6
St Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 10th May 1919

Jonathan Bennett was born in Burnley the son of Orlando and Elizabeth Ann Bennett of 22 Clegg Street East, Burnley (off Ardwick Street). He enlisted in Burnley and served as Private 21717 in the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment.

“ Death Presumed "
(Burnley Express 10/5/1919)

Posted as missing since April 11th, 1918, the death in action on that date is now presumed by the War Council of Pte. Jonathon Bennett, 21717, of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment. His parents reside at 22, Clegg Street East, Burnley Lane. The deceased young man was 20 years of age, and joined the Army in November 1915, going out to France a year later. He was associated with St Peter’s Church and School, and was formerly a four loom weaver at Thistlethwaite’s Mill, Elm Street”

Jonathon Bennett was christened at St Peter’s Church on 21/12/1898. His Parents were Orlando and Elizabeth Ann Bennett of 28 Daneshouse Road. His father’s occupation was listed as collier.
Jonathon Bennett was admitted to St Peter’s Mixed School on 29/07/1907 from St. Peter’s Infant School. Born on 27/11/98 his father was Orlando Bennett of 22 Clegg Street East and he left on 8/12/1911 for fulltime work.

11th April 1918 14 men from the 1st Battalion ELR were killed.




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