Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: Maidstone branch
Died: 27 March 1918
William Charles Dennett was born on 21 June 1893, the son of Charles Dennett, a fishmonger and poulterer, and his wife Emma. In August 1910, when he was 17 years old, Dennett went to work for London County & Westminster Bank.
During the First World War Dennett left his job as a clerk at the bank's Maidstone branch to join the army. In September 1915, while a Lance Serjeant in the Royal Sussex Regiment, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous bravery. He later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, where he held the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action in France on 27 March 1918. He was 24 years old and left a widow, Olga, whom he had married in March 1917.
William Dennett is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Maidstone branch.
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Denis Rait March 26 2018 21:55PM
In memory of 2nd Lt Will Dennett 3Sqn RFC, the first of many airmen in our family. Will’s name, along with many other RFC airmen listed as Killed in Action, is inscribed on a memorial in the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery at Arras. Sadly, Will’s was a short life but one which even after 100 years remains inspirational.