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BENNIE, R S - Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant
ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE

  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Second Lieutenant ROBERT SMITH BENNIE
  • Second Lieutenant
    ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE

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    ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE
    8 August 1896
    Leamington, Ontario, Canada
    490832
    Second Lieutenant
    Royal Flying Corps
    5 June 1917
    Shot down while on photo-recce over Menin, Belgium.
    20 years
    ARRAS MEMORIAL
    Reburied (1956) Langemark Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
    World War I
  • Second Lieutenant ROBERT SMITH BENNIE's Story

  • Born
    8 August 1896 in Leamington, Ontario, Canada
    Buried
    5 June 1917 - ARRAS MEMORIAL | Age: 20 years
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Interesting Facts

  • a Special Reserve pilot in 45 Sqn RFC, Bennie had been a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on Pelee Island, Ont., who enjoyed riding a motorcycle. He was flying a Sopwith Strutter accompanied by his observer, Lt. Arthur Metheral of Moose Jaw, Sask. when they encountered some 16 German fighters. Under attack, the Sopwith took fire and both men jumped. Bennie was survived by family at Chatham, Ont., including 8-year-old sister, Jane.

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Fallen Soldiers from Leamington Ontario, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Royal Flying Corps


Fallen Soldiers buried in ARRAS MEMORIAL