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James William Bennett

In memory of:

Private James William Bennett

October 1, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


February 15, 1890

Son of Mrs. Mary Bennett, of Silk St., Glossop, England; husband of Emily Bennett, of 474, Davis St., Sarnia, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 53 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. IO.


Courcelette is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert (next to the main road D929 Albert-Bapaume). The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY lies about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the village. The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY (signposted in the centre of Courcelette) is 1.5 kilometres down a single track lane (suitable for cars).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bell to Bernaquez.  Mircoform Sequence 8; Volume Number 31829_B016718; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 152 Page 463 of 670
  • Photo of James William Bennett– Enlisted with the 34th Battalion in January 1915. Transferred to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles in 1916. Reported missing for one year. Then reported killed in action, October 1, 1915.

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