Pte Ernest Bennett 1899 –

Pte Ernest Bennett, son of Mr and Mrs W Bennett, of Slater’s Cottage, Fairfield, is reported wounded in the shoulder and in hospital. This very smart young Fairfield lad, who is very popular with a large circle of friends, had not long gone out. It is hoped his wounds are not serious.

From Buxton Advertiser.

Ernest was born Fairfield in 1899 and was Baptised on 26th July 1899 at St Peters, Fairfield the son of William Arthur & Ada (Clayton) Bennett, in 1901 the family were living at Slaters Yard, Ernest had an older brother William & a younger brother Leonard. In 1911 the family with a daughter Constance were living at Slaters Cottages, Fairfield. Ernest married Lucy E Bonsall in J/A/S 1924.

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  1. Fairfield lost a lot of boys in WW1. Have you considered getting one of the 2018 memorial silhouettes from the There But Not There project for Fairfield – perhaps in the church yard. If so, I would be prepared to make a donation towards the cost.

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