Belize City, Belize
Death of William Hart Bennett
Was erected in 1924
in Memory of
William Hart Bennett, Esq. CMG
Governor & Commander in Chief of the
Colony from 3rd April to 4th Sept. 1918
Who died as the result of injuries
Sustained by him while proceeding to
the scene of the fire of 17th Aug 1918
that destroyed the Government Offices
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Disasters.
Location. 17° 29.64′ N, 88° 11.197′ W. Marker is in Belize City, Belize. Marker is on Regent Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Albert Street 33, Belize City, Belize 7MHZT KWG3N, Belize. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antonio Soberanis Gomez (within shouting distance of this marker); Mule Park (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Belize National World War I Cenotaph (approx. half a kilometer away); British Honduras Territorial Force Memorial Saint John's Anglican Cathedral (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Belize Defence Force Fallen (approx. 13.6 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Legend has it that Mr. Hart Bennett died when a flagpole from the burning building fell on him.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.