Samuel Bennett was the son of Ursula Bennett of 95 Baptist End, Netherton, Dudley, and of the late John Bennett. He volunteered for the South Staffords and went to the 9th (Service) Battalion, the Pioneers of the 23rd Division. They moved to the Western Front in August 1915 and took over a section of the front line near Armenti?res. The Pioneers were much involved in improving trenches and access to routes behind the front line. There were no serious attacks but shelling from the enemy was a continual problem. Private Samuel Bennett was seriously wounded, probably by shell-fire, and was taken to a Casualty Clearing Station where he died of wounds on the 56h November. He was 24 years of age and is buried in Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery (II C 73) and commemorated on Dudley Memorial.
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