World War I
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George Bennett

George 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.
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