Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BENNETT
First Names
Harry
Nationality
Canadian (ex Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
02/09/18
Age
28
Date of Death
24/09/1918
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Ian Bennett
 

Photograph courtesy of Ian Bennett
 

Lt Harry James Bennett joined 49Squadron on the 31st August 1918 being transferred from 109 Squadron (where he had 139 hrs flying time including 125 hrs solo). His DH9 (E623 or 633) was one of three aircraft shot down on a mission to bomb Aulnoye railway junction on 24th September. He was severely burned and died that day. His Observer 2/Lt R.H. Armstrong survived and was taken prisoner. Lt Bennett was eventually buried at Cabaret Rouge, France.
 

Image courtesy of Ian Bennett
 

Photographed by Graham Glover
 

 A 2008 picture of the headstone photographed by Graham Glover