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Walter Clement Bennett

In memory of:

Private Walter Clement Bennett

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

164620

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal (1914-18); Victory Medal (1914-18)

Additional Information


Born:

May 2, 1894
Leicestershire, England

Enlistment:

October 4, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Mr. William Bennett, of 134, Harvie St., Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 200 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 10.

Location:

Souchez is a village some 12 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune and ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY is one mile south-east of the village. It lies in the valley which extends southwards from Souchez on the western side of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– This is Wigston Magna War Memorial, Leicestershire.  Walter Bennett's name is commemorated on the right hand panel 7th name from the top.  He was born in Wigston Magna. His parents were William & Lucy Hannah Bennett who had taken their family to Canada before the War and settled in Toronto. He enlisted on 4th Oct 1915 at Toronto and worked as a grocer.  His younger brother, Hector McDonald Bennett also died in service with the Canadian Army in 1918.
  • Church– This All Saints Church Wigston Magna, Leicestershire where the war memorial is situated.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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