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Limerick Mourns Loss of Second Lieutenant George R. Bennett in Dardanelles Conflict

The city of Limerick is in mourning following the tragic loss of Second Lieutenant George R. Bennett, of the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on August 21st. Bennett, the son of the late Mr George W. Bennett of Milltown, Bruff, was the pride of his family and community.

At only 23 years old, Second Lieutenant Bennett displayed remarkable courage and leadership on the battlefield. He met his untimely demise while bravely leading his men in a gallant charge, illustrating his unwavering dedication to his duties and comrades.

The news of Bennett’s death has cast a sombre shadow over Limerick, as friends, family, and fellow soldiers come to terms with the loss of a beloved son, comrade, and leader. Tributes have poured in from across the city, with many expressing their admiration for Bennett’s selflessness and heroism in the face of adversity.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Connaught Rangers praised Bennett’s bravery and service to his country, noting that his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Plans for a memorial service to honour Second Lieutenant George R. Bennett are currently underway, allowing the community to come together and pay their respects to a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 08 September 1915