Veteran Stories:
Bennett Horne

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  • Bennett John Horne in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Collection courtesy of Michelle White.

    Bennett John Horne in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Collection courtesy of Michelle White.
  • Bennett Horne's name is commemorated on the Menin Gate war memorial near Ypres, Belgium.

    Bennett Horne's name is commemorated on the Menin Gate war memorial near Ypres, Belgium.
  • The Menin Gate is an impressive memorial to the more than 60,000 soldiers with no known grave.

    The Menin Gate is an impressive memorial to the more than 60,000 soldiers with no known grave.
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Bennett John Horne was the son of Andrew P. Horne and Elizabeth (nee Benere) Horne of Enfield, Nova Scotia. Bennett's brothers and sisters were David, Angus, Mary Gertrude, Daniel, William Ernest, Gerald, Philip, Morris, Cornelius, Edmund and Katie.

Bennett served in the First World War with the Canadian Pioneers Army Unit, 1st Pioneer Battalion. He was killed in action on June 6, 1916 at the age of 24.

He has no known grave, thus his name is inscribed in a panel at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.

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