West Java, Indonesia
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1920|
County Dublin, Ireland
Lieutenant George Bennett was one of the British Army Intelligence officers based in Dublin Castle [members of "The Cairo Gang"] operating against the IRA in Ireland, who were assassinated by members of Michael Collins's "Squad", on the morning of "Bloody Sunday", 21 November 1920.
George Bennett was killed by
at 38, Upper Mount Street, Dublin.
Son of the late J.W. Bennett and Marie Bennett of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
His father was an engineer, and had been born in Grimsby. His mother was a Dutch citizen, and had been born in Batavia [now Java, Indonesia]
Born at Batavia.
He was educated at Sherborne College, Dorset, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with an honours degree in Law.
He joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1916, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He appears to have spent the war years acting as an intelligence officer in France and Holland. He relinquished his commission on 15 January 1920, and was given the rank of Captain.
On 2 June 1920, he was given a special appointment as a Class HH Lieutenant in the Intelligence Section of the Auxiliary Forces in Ireland ["The Black and Tans"].
Although officially recorded by CWGC as a World War 1 death, he actually died during the Irish War of Independence.
Also buried in the same cemetery is,
Lt. Peter Ashmun Ames
for further details, see
The Cairo Gang
St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
Plot: 2623. N.E.
Maintained by: John
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Record added: Feb 15, 2008
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