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James Arthur BENNETT

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Surname: BENNETT

Forename(s): James Arthur

Place of Birth: Southport, Lancashire

Service No: G/4236

Rank: Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 24th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1916-01-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. C. 2.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COWGILL, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

James Arthur Bennett (born 16 February 1896) was the son of John Henry and Annie Bennett, née Linley. Both parents were born at Leeds, Yorkshire.

1901 Leeds Yorkshire Census: 14, Harper Street - Arthur Bennett, aged 5 years, born Southport, Lancashire. [Arthur was living with two of his brothers, William H. and Horace Bennett. William was probably running the boarding house in Leeds while his parents were at Blackpool running a lodging house.]

1911 Bispham, Lancashire Census: Silverdale, Warbreck Hill Road - Arthur James Bennett, aged 15 years, born Southport, Lancashire, son of John Henry and Annie Bennett.

The British Army Service Record for James Arthur Bennett exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl J.A. Bennett, G/4236, E. Kent R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 7.10.15. K. in A. 15.1.16.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl J.A. Bennett, G/4236, 8 Bn E. Kent.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl James Arthur Bennett, 4236, 8th E. Kent. Date and Place of Death: 15.1.16. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Annie. £11 0s. 10d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for James. Name(s) on card(s): Mrs A. Bennett. Address: East Cowgill Farm, Nr Dent Station, Yorks.

A short biography of James is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 24th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 24th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BENNETT

Forename(s): James Arthur

Born: Southport, Lancs

Residence: Dent, Yorks

Enlisted: Blackpool, Lancs

Number: G/4236

Rank: Cpl

Regiment: Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion


Died Date: 15/01/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: BENNETT

Forename(s): James Arthur

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 4236

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Unit: 8th Bn.

Age: 19


Died Date: 15/01/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Bennett, of Copthurst Farm, Holmfirth, Huddersfield. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY KILLED IN ACTION IN YPRES SON OF MR. & MRS. BENNETT LATE OF BLACKPOOL)



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

04 February 1916

DENT – Killed at the Front

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bennett, of East Cowgill, have received news that their son, Corporal J. A. Bennett of the 8th Battalion, the Buffs, was killed in France on January 15th, having been shot in the head by a sniper.

12 January 1917

BENNETT – In loving memory of our dear son, Lance Corporal James Arthur Bennett, was killed in action at Ypres on January 16th 1916.

“Gone, but not forgotten.”

From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

11 January 1918

BENNETT – In loving memory of our son, Corporal J. A. Bennett, killed in Ypres on January 15th. 1916, by a sniper.

Two years have passed and still we miss him;
Some think the wound is healed;
But they little know the sorrow
That’s in our hearts concealed.

From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, East Cowgill Farm, Dent Station.


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