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Chester L. Bennett

Private, U.S. Army

16th Infantry Regiment,
1st Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 19, 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 09 Grave 51
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Belleau, France

PRIVATE CHESTER L. BENNETT was one of at least five children born to Harry J. and Hattie Bennett. He was born in Burlington County, New Jersey in April of 1898. When the census was taken in 1900 the family was living in Medford NJ, where Harry Bennett worked as a day laborer. 

Chester Bennett enlisted in the regular Army on January 17, 1917, before America entered World War I. He was first sent to Eagle Pass TX, being attached to the 30th Infantry Regiment. He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Company of the 16th Infantry Regiment.

Private Bennett  was killed in action July 19, 1918 at Chateau Thierry at the beginning of the allies' major offensive after having participated in the battle of Cantigny. Machine gun bullets through the abdomen caused his death. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie E. Bennett, who was living in Paulsboro at the time of his death. She moved to 34 Kresson Road, Haddonfield, not long afterwards. 



Philadelphia Inquirer - June 29, 1919

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