Edmund Bennett was born in Wolverhampton in 1884, the son of James Bennett. He attended St Patrick’s Roman Catholic School in Littles Lane. By 1901, he was at 9ct Littles Lane (listed as “Edward”), and was living with his father, brothers James and John and sister Kate. The 17-year old Edmund was a labourer. He married Annie McDermott in 1906, and they had had least one child, John, born in 1912.
In 1908 he enlisted with the Worcestershire Regiment (number 10951), serving in Egypt and elsewhere. On 3 July 1916 he was killed in action. He is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, and an article about him appeared in the Midland Counties Express on 25 November 1916.