Private Charles BENNETT
 

Regiment/Service:
Leicestershire Regiment
Unit:
Depot
Service Number:
63173
Date of Death:
3 February 1920 - Died at home
Age:
19
Cemetery / Memorial:
Grave Reference:
In East part.



Personal History:


Charles was born in the June quarter 1900 at 104 Green Lane, Burbage, Buxton (1901 Census RG 13/3270). He was the son of Charles (Limestone Quarry Worker) and Sarah Ellen Bennett.

He had three older brothers and two older sisters, Elizabeth, Wilfred Arthur, John Samuel, Dorothy Mary and Francis James, and three younger siblings, Martha, George Robert and Ronald Barton. In 1911 (Census RG 14/21237) the family were still living at 104 Green Lane, Burbage, Buxton, although they later moved to 30 Lime Terrace, Burbage.

Military History:
Charles enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment on the 3rd June 1918. The Silver War Badge List (F/a/1812 - Badge No. 496795) shows that he was discharged, due to "Sickness", on the 23rd August 1919. Charles does, however, have a Medal Index Card, indicating that he served overseas, spending some time in Germany, before being posted back to the Depot Unit in England.

It seems that war service had affected Charles' health and he died on the 3rd February 1920. His funeral took place on the following Saturday, 7th February, and his coffin was carried from his home, 30 Lime Terrace, Burbage, by 12 members of the Burbage Oddfellows Club, to be interred in Burbage Churchyard. A Memorial Service was held in the Church for Charles the following day, Sunday, the 8th.

Sources:
· "Buxton, Burbage, Chelmorton, Harpur Hill, Peak Dale, King Sterndale and Wormhill REMEMBERED" - Keith Taylor [2014]
   ISBN 978-1-906789-99-2, p. 361

Commemorated on:
[N.B. Charles died after the names were submitted for inclusion on the Memorials on The Slopes and outside Burbage Church. His name is included, however, on the Memorial Plaque, inside the Church.]
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Charles Bennett's grave