Harry Bennett


Leicestershire Regiment 21247 51st GD Btn; E Coy

On the original, badly damaged, Lea Mills Roll of Honour there used to be a small photograph of Harry. This would probably have been taken from the set of three postcards produced showing most of the volunteers. The only possible unidentified Leicester Tiger photograph from that set is as follows:

Lea Mills postcard WW1

Medal index card
No card found

Harry Bennett joined the forces on 22nd September, 1917. He was only 19 years old when he joined. He was back at Lea Mills by 28th August, 1919.

Letter to J.B. Marsden-Smedley

No 21247 Pte H. Bennett
51st G D Batt., Leicester Rgt, E.Company
No 1 Platoon, No 1 Hut, No 5 Lines, Clipstone
Jan 26th 1918
 Dear Sir
I thank you kindly for the parcel which I received on Jany 22nd 1918.
The Contents Were Very Good & also arrived without being damaged in any way.
I am Yours Respectfully
Pte Harry Bennett



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