Bennett was born in Woodham Ferrers, and had two sisters, Minnie and Caroline,
and a brother William. His mother Ann appears to be alone at the time of the
1901 Census, she was aged 55 at the time. Both sisters were general domestic
servants, his brother was a journeyman bricklayer and George was a journeyman
baker. At 14 George was the youngest in the family.
|When was broke out George enlisted in Chelmsford and went into the
1st Batt the Essex Regiment, service number 34371 as a private.
|He was killed in action 23rd August 1918, towards the end of the
Battle of Albert. His Commonwealth War Grave record does not show the age, but
it would have been about 32/33 if based on the 1901 census.
|George was buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont. The
villages of Miraumont and Pys were occupied on 24-25 February 1917 following
the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. They were retaken by the Germans
on 25 March 1918, but recovered the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division on the
following 24 August. Adanac Military Cemetery (the name was formed by reversing
the name "Canada") was made after the Armistice.