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Friday 7 February 2014

Flashback Friday - War Grave - Air Mechanic 1st Class Frederick George Bennett

**Originally posted 19th December 2012**

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
Frederick George Bennett was born in Marlow Buckinghamshire in 1895 to Henry C Bennett, a paper maker in a paper mill, and his wife Julia Joyce.
In 1901 Frederick can be found living with his parents and siblings at Temple Cottages, Bisham Berkshire.  1911 and Frederick is still living with his parents in Temple Cottages in Bisham, Berkshire.  His occupation in 1911 is listed as a house boy.
Sometime after the outbreak of World War I Frederick enlisted with the Royal Air Force, becoming an Air Mechanic 1st Class for No 6 Stores Depot which was located in buildings at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. This depot was responsible for the packing and despatch of all aircraft and engines which were to be sent aboard.

He married Frances Dora Larter in the September of 1918.  Their time together was short as Frederick died on 21st November 1918 of pneumonia at Cliveden Military Hospital, aged just 23 years.

During the November of 1918, several of the servicemen and woman at No 6 Stores Depot died from influenza and pneumonia.



  1. Odd it's not a war grave headstone, but then familys had the choice

    1. Beneath Thy Feet7 February 2014 at 18:58

      You're correct. Families did have a choice between a Commonwealth headstone or a personal monument. Personal monuments seem to be popular on graves that contain more than one burial. I have seen graves that consist of both a personal headstone at the head of the grave and a Commonwealth headstone at the foot of the grave.


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