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Hope you can help, been looking for John and Kathleen Bennett, Kathleen maiden name was Clulow, and was born in 1881 in Wolverhampton moved to Warrington when she was 11years old, she married John Bennett in 1901, for some reason they moved to Attercliffe
Date unknown but they had a son Ernest born 1919.
Been unable to find any christening or baptism, in fact there is no evidence that he ever lived in Attercliffe, the only way we knew he was
born there is a birth certificate. The family lived in Carbrook Street, I was wondering if there was an area called Carbrook round Sheffield.
If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact me.
I have found some service papers which I believe belong to you John.
The tops of some of them have been burnt so some of the headings are missing.
(A lot of service papers were burnt during WW11).
1914. Attested at Warrington, address - 19 Elizabeth ......?, Warrington.
Medical at Warrington 26 Sep 1914, age 33 years 5 months, Iron worker.
Joined 2/4th South Lancs. Regt. Reg. No. 200835, Pte.
Medical Exam: Fit for Territorial Force, 29 Sep 1914.
To whom married: Kathleen Bennett.
1st July 1918: Having been admitted late 3 N. Gen. Hospt. Sheffield ceases to
be released for munition work with Cooper & Turner Ltd. (Vulcan Road, Carbrook).
8th July 1918: Discharged from 3rd Northern Gen. Hosp. Ceases to be suspended
from munition work with Messrs. Cooper & Turner, Sheffield.
8th Jan 1819: Discharged on Demobilization. Address on discharge, 3 Collin Street,
Letter: To the Officer, Records No. 1, No. 4 District, Shrewsbury.
20083 Pte. Bennett J. 4th Lancs. Regt.
I have today been informed by the relatives of the above named soldier who is
employed for munition work with Messrs. Cooper & Turner Ltd., of Vulcan Road,
Sheffield, that ther has been a strike. I immediately communicated with the
firm, and was informed that the strike was now settled and that the men would
resume work tomorrow, the 8th inst. Pte. Bennett had been working during the
period the other employees were on strike. Have instructed Pte. Bennett to
communicate with this office at once if any similar trouble arises.
7th Jan 1918.
The last entry is a death certificate for Emily Bennett dated 16 May 1918,
3 Collin Street, Warrington, 13 years old, daughter of John Bennett, Private
200835 2/4th South Lancashire Regiment, Boiler rivet maker.
Informant, J. Bennett, father, 3 Collin Street, 17th May 1918.
I have not found a baptism for Ernest, but, with all the upheaval during the war,
they might have waited until they were back in Warrington.
Can’t thank you enough for your help it’s great to know more about my family, thank you again,
will check the records in Warrington again.