Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : Worcestershire Regiment
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citations & Commemorations :Temporary Lieutenant Bennett, of the Worcestershire Regiment, when in command of the second wave of the attack, found that the first wave had suffered heavy casualties. Its commander had been killed and the second line was wavering. Lieutenant Bennett advanced at the head of the second wave and by his personal example of valour and resolution reached his objective with but sixty men. Isolated with his small party, he at once took steps to consolidate his position, under heavy rifle and machine gun fire from both flanks, and although wounded, he remained in command, directing and controlling. He set an example of cheerfulness and resolution beyond all praise, and there is little doubt that, but for his personal example of courage, the attack would have been checked at the outset.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Lodge of Felicity No. 58 E.C.||London|
1st January 1922
In the aftermath of the Great War, Eugene became a Freemason, joining the Lodge of Felicity, No. 58, in London in 1922.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry