Ernest Bennett

Rank 
Rifleman
Regiment 
London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Date of death 
4 November 1918
Age of death 
19
Address 
16 Windsor Road
Wanstead
E11 3QU
Address source 
1911 Census
Local memorial 
Cemetery / Memorial 
France
Biography 

Ernest Bennett was born in 1899, the youngest of five children. His father was a telephone clerk and his three older brothers also went into clerking for various businesses.

In 1911, the family was living at 16 Windsor Road, Wanstead, at which point Ernest and his sister, Alice, were still at school.

He enlisted in the army with the 5th Battalion, City of London (London Rifle Brigade) and was sent to the Western Front where he was killed in battle on 4th November 1918. He was buried in the Seaborg Communal Cemetery, France.

Research by Redbridge Museum

Sources:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ancestry.com