Lt John Willmott Bennett, Inland Waterways Transport Royal Engineers

1882 Apr 24. Born Chatham , Kent . The father is not there in 1881, 1891 nor 1901 censuses. I assume he is Navy

1891 census at Chatham

1901 census at 6 Cambridge Terrace, his family, but I assume he was at sea

1903 Oct 10. Gets Second Mate Certificate. His address is 6 Cambridge Terrace , Chatham

1907 Jul 27 Gets First Mate Certificate

1916 Feb 7. Gets Masters Certificate

1916 Married Minnie Mitchell in Paddington, London

1916 Nov 9. RE. The undermentioned to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.) for service with Inland Water Trans. : — John Willmott Bennett.

1918 Jun 8. Suffering from Neurasthenia, enters hospital

1919 Feb 6 Demobbed

1919 His Next of Kin listed as Minnie Bennett, wife

1919 Jun 10 Back to commercial shipping

1921 May 12. Joined ADRIC with service no 1972. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan 17. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Aug 4. Master of the "Maid of Athens"

1927 Feb 15. J W Bennett a Master Mariner of Pepys Rd, New Cross arrives in UK from Sydney. Travels 3rd class.

1934 Jul Arrives in UK from Canada . A Master Mariner living in Honiton in Devon

1939 Register He is a Retired Master Mariner living at Oaklands Bramble Hill , Honiton M.B., Devon, England . Also Minnie, b 23/12/1881

1968 Oct/Dec Died Devon aged 86. . Probate was also given in Australia