Bennett, James (No. 18099)

Bennett, James

Private

No. 18099, 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916

Buried:

Connaught Cemetery, France (Grave I. A. 20)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that James Bennett (No. 18099) was born in Ballygowan and enlisted in Belfast.

Private James Bennett served with the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and he was killed in action with 109th Brigade in the 36th (Ulster) Division on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Private James Bennett’s wife Lizzie lived in Capital Street, Belfast.

Private James Bennett (No. 18099) was buried in Connaught Cemetery, France and he is commemorated in the Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour.