Bennett, John William (J. W.)

Rank Sgt.
Service # 491372
Unit # 33rd, 2nd, CMR
Resident Chatham
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

John W. Bennett served 3 years with the 6th. V.B. Manchester Regiment and 3 years with the 91st. Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders.

John W. Bennett enlisted August 2nd 1915 in the 33rd Battalion C.E.F. at London, Ontario, arriving in England March 26th, 1916. Arrived in France April 9th, 1918, transferred to 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Wounded August 8th, gunshot wound in the right thigh at Battle of Amiens. Was treated at various hospitals in England and was sent to Canada in Hospital ship Araguaya, arriving at Portland Maine U.S.A. April 26th, 1919. Admitted to Wolsey Barracks Hospital, London, Ontario April 28th for treatment.

Discharged as medically unfit for further service June 1919.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sources IODE, Chatham Daily Planet (20-03-1918)
Height 5' 7''
Eye Colour Blue
Age 39
Complexion Fair
Hair Blonde
Race White
Birthplace Manchester, England.
Religion Anglican
Last Place of Employment Chatham Packing House.
Average Earnings $21.00 per week.
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info April 19th, 1900, Oldham, England.
When Enlisted August 2nd, 1915
Where Enlisted London, Ontario
Allowance from Patriotic Fund $30.00 per month
Next of Kin Wife- Mrs. Hanna Bennett, Chatham, Ontario. Children- Florie Bennett, Alfred Bennett, Gladdys Bennett, Edward Bennett, Hildred Bennett.

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