Regiment or Ship: 19th Inf. Supply Coy, Army Service Corps
Service Number(s): MS/963
Occupation: Motor Engineer
Date of Birth: 1894
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
Date of Death: 11.01.1045
Place of Death: Bexhill-on-Sea Place of Burial / Memorials:
Bexhill Cemetery – BCG29
Address: 50 Windsor Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: George William Dennett, b. 1855 in Sedlescombe, Sussex, d. 1935 in Bexhill, and Alice Dennett (nee Dear), b. 1865 in Woolston, Hampshire, d. 1945 in Bexhill. George and Alice were married in 1885 in South Stoneham, Hampshire.
Ethel Laura Dennett, b. 1887 in Bexhill.
William Alfred Harden Dennett, b. 1888 in Bexhill, d. 22.06.1915. W0131 DENNETT William
Bernard George Dennett, b. 1891 in Bexhill.
Alice Agnes Dennett, b. 1892 in Bexhill.
Harold Stonegate Dennett, b. 1898 in Bexhill. W0259 DENNETT Harold Stonegate
Frederick Dennett, b. 1903 in Bexhill, d. 1987 in Knebworth.
George William was a self-employed blacksmith and bought The Lamb Inn in Hooe some time after 1914.
Spouse: George Archibald married Marion Robards in November 1915.
First World War Experience
As George’s service records have not survived we do not have much of a picture of his war service – apart from three articles in local newspapers.
The first article, on 5th September 1914, says that George – amongst others – are being remembered by St. Andrew’s Church at the Holy Communion. Therefore, we do know that George enlisted almost straight after war was declared.
The second, on 28th November 1914, shows a photograph of George with the caption “G.A. Dennett, Motor Transport Driver, A.S.C.” Also:
“Mr. G. Dennett, 50, Windsor-road, has three sons serving – Lance Corporal W. A. H. Dennett in the Buffs, and H. S. Dennett and G. A. Dennett, motor transport drivers in the Army Service Corps.”
The third, and final, article deals with George’s wedding and is entitled “Khaki Wedding at Bexhill”. It reads:-
“The wedding took place at St. Barnabus’ Church on Tuesday of Miss Marion Robards, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robards, of 28 Western Road, Bexhill, and Sergt. George Dennett, of the A.S.C., M.T., Caterpillar Section, Aldershot, and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dennett, of 50 Windsor Road. The wedding was of a quiet nature, both families having lost their eldest sons at the Front.
The Rev. E. Mortlake, M.A. Vicar of St. Barnabas Church officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, who wore the uniform of the V.T.C., the best man being Corporal Ockenden, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bridegroom expects to go out again to the Front shortly. The presents were numerous and useful. The honeymoon is being spent at Maidstone.”
George was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 14 Star. He was demobbed on 26th August 1914.