2701671 Guardsman John BENNETT, 1 Scots Guards: POW, 04/12/1944

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    Army Number: 2701671
    Rank: Guardsman
    Name John BENNETT
    Unit: 1 Scots Guards

    Date of Birth: 19 April 1913.
    Place of Birth: Dalry, Scotland

    Date of Capture: 10 February 1944
    Theatre of Capture: Italy
    SCOTS GUARDS - Italy, Missing Personnel file - WO 361/785 SG Missing ITALY ; 10 Feb 1944 POW

    POW number: 275892
    POW Camp: Stalag XIA Altengrabow

    Died 04/12/1944, aged 31
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2024
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    Reference: WO 416/27/138
    Name: John Bennett.
    Date of Birth: 19 April 1913.
    Place of Birth: Dalry, Scotland.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Guardsman.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: Scots Guards.
    Service Number: 2701671.
    Date of Capture: 10 February 1944.
    Theatre of Capture: Italy.
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag XIA Altengrabow.
    PoW number: 275892.
    Date of Death: 4 December 1944.
    Number of Photographs: 1.
    Number of Fingerprints: 1.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 4.
    Date: [1939-1945]
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2024
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    Guardsman BENNETT, JOHN
    Service Number 2701671
    Died 04/12/1944
    Aged 31
    1st Bn. Scots Guards
    Son of John and Robina Bennett; husband of Mary Bennett, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
    Buried at BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Berlin, Germany
    Number of casualties: 3204
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 11. B. 21.
    See cemetery plan
  4. Swally29

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    Bennett John – Guardsman 2701671 – Scots Guards 1st Battalion.

    John, born in 1913 in Ayrshire, son of John and Robina, of 33 Marshall Street, Wishaw. He married Mary, had four children, and resided at 124, Alexander Street, Wishaw. John was an electrician with the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw, prior to enlisting.

    Guardsman Bennett enlisted with the Scots Guards in June 1943. He took part in the Anzio landing and a fortnight later, on the 15th of February 1944, he was captured and made a prisoner of war. Guardsman Bennett was imprisoned in Stalag 11A and made good use of his electrical training as he was to made work 12 hours a day. He died of heart failure on the 4th of December 1944, whilst a prisoner of war.

    He never got to see his youngest daughter, Doris Ann, who was born in 1944.

    John is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany, 11.B.21.
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