Etc. -- Austin Bennett: gassed 1917, died 1921
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From page 2 of the 18 Oct 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Privates Bruce Bennett (photo), and Austin Bennett (photo), C. Company, 133rd Battalion, now in France. The latter has been reported as being gassed. They are brothers, both married, their families now residing in Port Rowan.

From the Port Rowan column pn page 2 of the 24 Jan 1918 issue of Simcoe Reformer.

Pte. Morley Knowles, Pte. Austin Bennett, and Pte. Bruce Bennett arrived home from England last Thursday.


From the Port Rowan column on page 10 of the 31 Jan 1918 issue of Simcoe Reformer.

Pte. Morley Knowles and Pte. Austin Bennett went to Brant House Convalescent Hospital, Hamilton on Monday.


A lightly edited transcript of a page 1 article in the 20 Jan 1921 issue of Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

The funeral of the late Austin Bennett, who died at his home, 300 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe, 13 Jan 1921 in his 42nd year, was held Saturday afternoon to Oakwood Cemetery, and was in charge of the Great War Veterans. 

The services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Newcombe. About 40 Veterans followed the remains of their comrade to their last resting place, under the command of Major Rupert Simpson.

The pallbearers were Capt. Slater, Lieut. Ira Miller, Lieut. J. F. Wark, Sergt. Arthur Mason, 
Pte. Wm. VanBrocklin and Pte. B. Atellaar.

Deceased enlisted with the 133rd Battalion. Whilst oversea he was gassed, which finally developed since his return into tuberculosis. Besides a sorrowing wife, there are two sons, aged 17 and 14 years, and one daughter, aged 12 years, to mourn his loss. 


See Austin's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2

Austin Bennett

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