Acting Leading Seaman W. J. Bennett
Acting Leading-Seaman W.J. Bennett, who has been posted missing, is the son of Mr and Mrs Bennett, 41 Gundolph Road, Bromley.
He joined the Royal Navy after leaving the Royal Naval School, Greenwich, and was at Singapore when the Japanese captured that place. Every endeavour is being made to ascertain what has happened to him and others left behind at Singapore. They may be prisoners of war.
Mr and Mrs Bennett have had a letter from the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John of Jerusalem stating that they will gladly do all in their power to help.
Mr W. Bennett was a petty-officer in the Royal Navy in the last war, and went through the Dardanelles campaign without a scratch. He is now a postman at Bromley Post Office.
Bromley & District Times, 1st May 1942 (page 5)