James William Bennett

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James William Bennett
Born March 15th 1902.
Darlington, England.
Died December 10th. 1941.
Cause of death Enemy action.
Nationality British.
Occupation Master Mariner.
Spouse(s) Mary E. Bennett.
Children Gordon Ellis Bennett, & daughter.
Joined CNCo service November 29th. 1926.


November 29th. 1926. Joined C.N.Co. with his 1st Mate's certificate of Competency No.0016586. employed as required on various vessels.

October 20th.1928. Obtained his Master's Certificate of Competency in Hong Kong, No 4686.

January 2nd. 1929.. Appointed 2nd. Mate and sailed on the Fatshan I, Kueichow, Kweiyang II and Szechuen II.

June 9th. 1930. Sailed as 1st.Mate on the Szechuen II, then employed as 1st. Mate on the Hupeh I, Liangchow, Shengking II, Wanhsien, Kanchow, and Wantung. Proceeding on Home Leave on March 21st. 1932.

November 25th 1932. Returning from Home leave, sailed as 2nd Mate on the Hunan II, then as 1st. Mate on the Nanning II, Hunan II, Szechuen II, Nanchang II, (after the piracy,) Wanhsien, Wuhu III and Wuchang II, proceeding on Home Leave on November 25th 1937.

July 6th. 1938 Returned from Home Leave, appointed 1st Mate on the Kiangsu, and Yunnan III.

January 23rd. 1941.. Appointed 1st. Mate on The Anshun I.

Manila. December 17th. 1941, Killed during an air raid on the Anshun I by Japanese bombers. His son Gordon Ellis Bennett being left behind at Manila, in the care of the Red Cross Authorities , when the Anshun I sailed for Fremantle.


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