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Whaley Thorns, Derbys
Edward Bennett born 1887 in Whaley Thorns, Derbyshire. He was the second child of ten children born to William and Alice Ann Bennett. All of Edwin’s siblings were born in Whaley Thorns except the last born who was born at 279 Portland Street. Langwith, Notts after moving there in 1902. By 1911, the father, William and the three eldest boys, were all working as miners or in the mining industry.
Employed at Langwith Colliery
25 Sep 1915
874474 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Inscription on the War Memorial information board Edwin BENNETT (Private) Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion Edwin Bennett was the son of William and Alice Anne Bennett of 279 Portland Road, Nether Langwith. Prior to enlistment he was employed at Langwith Colliery. He was 29 years old when he was killed on 25th September 1915 in the Battle at Bois Grenier, a diversionary move to the main Battle of Loos, in Northern France. His body was never recovered or could not be identified. He is Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. He enlisted at Shirebrook, Notts and is reported as formerly 13434, of the Leicestershire Regiment.
He lived only a few doors away from Edward Booker who was also killed on the same day in the same battle. As Nether Langwith village is in the parish of Norton Cuckney St Mary he is named on both Norton Cuckney St Mary and Nether Langwith memorials
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