|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1911|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1981|
Los Angeles County
A New Zealand-born literary scholar; a member of the informal literary group, The Inklings. The Inklings included two of the most important writers of the twentieth century, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the authors of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings, respectively.
In 1937 Bennett married a pupil at Oxford, Edith Bannister; the marriage was annulled in 1949; in 1951 he married as his second wife Gwyneth Mary Nicholas (d. 1980), the daughter of Archibald John Nicholas, a civil servant; they had two sons.
Bennett had long suffered from cardiac asthma; some months after his wife's death in March 1980 he was on his way to New Zealand, and had stopped at Los Angeles, when he died suddenly on 29 January 1981.
Gwyneth Mary Nicholas Bennett (1916 - 1980)
Ascension Parish Burial Ground
City of Cambridge
Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
Record added: Jan 23, 2013
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