BENNETT, Derick S.

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Queens Own Royal West Kent
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
6351281
Died : 
Monday, September 13, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 

Pte Bennett, 6 troop, was killed during the action at Salerno.

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He was killed in action  "on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno", and that he was originally buried by house at the top of the steps on the West side of Hill. Religious ceremony. Map ref. 606307." He was buried in a communal grave with Capt. Mason and LCpl Formoy.

Click  here to view the document: Casualties and Missing.

Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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