George Bennett was born in Dudley and attended the Claughton school. He moved to Wall Heath with his parents, Henry and Emily Bennett, and came to live in Stourbridge at 11 Clifton Street. He was a keen sportsman and athlete. He enlisted in January 1915 at Colwyn Bay and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was posted to 72nd Field Ambulance and by June 1917 was in Flanders near Ypres. On 18th June Corporal George Bennett died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station, probably as a result of shelling. He was 23 years of age and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (14 E 4) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and the Claughton school, Dudley, Memorials.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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