WW1 Alumni

Bennett, SF

Sidney Francis Bennett

Sidney Francis Bennett

Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles)

Sidney Francis Bennett lived at 42 Rosendale Road, Dulwich and attended Alleyn’s until 1912. He joined the war effort as part of the British Infantry and served with the London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). During his time overseas, he served in France. As part of the London Regiment, Sidney was involved in the major British operations on the Somme in the summer of 1916. He was killed in action on July 1st, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Hebuterne Military Cemetery.