Ernest Edward Bennett
Contributed by: Michele Head, on 2009-03-25
|First Name||Ernest Edward|
|Year of Birth||1892|
|Year of Death||1981|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Cirencester, Gloucestershire|
Ernest Edward's Story
My Grandfather enlisted in Devizes on 03/09/14. He served in Gallipoli and Basra in the 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment before transferring to the Royal Engineers and serving in India, where is remained until his demob on 31/03/20. He was wounded in Basra, was critically ill with "cerebro spinal fever" and suffered from bouts of malaria for the rest of his life. He was a well respected and much loved man and my family is very proud of his service during the war.