Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:38 AM
In the seminal work, The Complete A-Z of Dad's Army, (Richard Webber, with Jimmy Perry and David Croft, 2000), a photograph is posted of the actor Harold Webber, a stalwart of various episodes, playing Mr Blewitt.
Mr Webber is possibly better known for his sensitive and understated performance as Young Mr Grace, in the well-remembered and well-regarded pastiche on British corporate life, Are You Being Served?
However, the photograph in question shows a young Harold Bennett (born in 1899) in the uniform of a very young-looking Private in the Essex Yeomanry. The serious point to this post, then, is whether anyone who can do this sort of thing can find anything about Mr Bennett's service in the EY?
It interests me because the regiment took part, with the 10th Royal Hussars (PWO), in the awful action at Monchy. I suspect he would have been too young, but you never know, so any help with the service of Private Harold Bennett, EY, would be extremely gratefully received.