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Eugene Paul Bennett
Birth: Jun. 4, 1892
Death: Apr. 6, 1970

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Caincross, Stroud, Gloucestershire, he served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, British Army. During an advance at Le Transloy, France, on November 5, 1916, Lieutenant Bennett was in command of the second wave of the attack. When he found the first wave had suffered heavy casualties and its commander had been killed, Lieutenant Bennett advanced at the head of the second wave. He reached his objective with sixty men and took steps to consolidate his position. Under heavy German fire and being wounded, he remained in command, directing his men in capturing the enemy line. For most conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross at Buckingham Palace from H.M. King George V on May 10, 1916. He returned to France, at the rank of Captain, joined the 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment and was wounded at the Battle of Courtrai in October 1918. After the war, he became an attoney for the Prosecuting Council on the South-East Circuit London, (1931-35), on the London Magistrate Court until 1946, followed by Marlborough Street Court until he retired in 1961. He died at the age of 77 in Vicenza, Italy. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Vicenza Crematorium
Vicenza
Provincia di Vicenza
Veneto, Italy
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2005
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Eugene Paul Bennett
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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