SAMUEL NEIL BENNETTRank: Able Seaman
Regiment: SS Exchange Mercantile Marine Killed In Action Friday 23rd March 1917 Age 20County Memorial Runcorn
Commemorated\Buried TOWER HILL MEMORIAL
He died on the same ship as Cpt Charles Edwards and Able Seaman A Haddock.
Samuel had been at sea for over 2 years, having previously been employed on the ship canal tugs upon which his father was also employed. He was educated at the Parish School and also attended the Bethesda Congregational Church and Sunday school. In his school days he was also associated with the boy scout movement. One of his brothers was also in France for two years with Royal Engineers at the time of his death.
Compiled By Graeme Ainsworth with assistance from Percy Dunbavand