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BENNETT, HENRY:

Sergeant in the British army; born in England 1863; killed in action during the war with the Afridis, November, 1897. He was a grandson of Solomon Bennett, the engraver, who translated the Hebrew Bible into English in 1841. Bennett was at first articled to a firm of solicitors; but in 1882 he enlisted in the British army—joining the first battalion of the Dorsetshire regiment—and went to Egypt, where he saw active service during the events occurring in connection with Arabi Pasha. He assisted in drilling some of the black troops up the country, and his knowledge of Arabic was considered by the authorities to be of great value. He returned with his regiment to England, and when subsequently it was ordered to India he went out with it. After participating in the engagements at the front, he was killed on the retreat from Warren.

Bibliography:
  • Jewish Chronicle, Nov. 26, 1897.
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