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whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby katebenn » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 pm

I'm searching for the whereabouts of William Bennett b1907 in Coventry; s/o Walter & Jane Elizabeth Bennett
I know he was with his family in 1911 at 46 Trafalgar Street, Coventry. I can't find him in 1939 - possible he was already signed up for the war?
His father & 3 sisters were killed in the Coventry blitz on night 14 Nov 1942 & an entry in the Coventry Telegraph refers to a Bill & Jim; I'm thinking this may refer to William but I haven't located a possible death as yet. Has anyone any suggestions?
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Re: whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby sdup26 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:58 pm

William's birth was registered as William James Bennett in the SQ 1907, so might this be him in 1939?:
8 Windy Arbor, Kenilworth
William J Bennett b 19 August 1907, store assistant motorworks
Edith G Bennett b 1905
and one person whose record is still closed
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Re: whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby katebenn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:32 pm

Yes, I think this is him; I hadn't got him as William James but the rest fits - thank you.
No baptism found via Ancestry & Warwickshire records to confirm the James!
Will need to visit record office to see Kenilworth marriage record for him & Edith in 1930 to confirm his father.
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Re: whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby katebenn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:18 pm

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The Bill & Jim mentioned in the paper are William James (Bill) & his son James Gordon (Jim); his wife Edith had died in 1941 aged 35.
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Re: whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby sdup26 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:56 pm

Re William being a possible William James, Walter Bennett married Jane Elizabeth Humphries in Coventry in 1900. On the assumption that they were William's parents, I used the GRO birth index. It shows a William James Bennett born SQ 1907, Coventry 6d 541, mother's maiden name Humphries.
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Re: whereabouts William Bennett b1907

Postby katebenn » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm

Yes,
this is him
thanks
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