Belize City, Belize District, 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
Location. 17° 29.64′ N, 88° 11.197′ W. Marker is in Belize City, Belize District. 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 District 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 in Belize); Mule Park (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line in Belize); Belize National World War I Cenotaph (approx. half a kilometer away in Belize); British Honduras Territorial Force Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away in Belize); Saint John's Anglican Cathedral The Belize Defence Force Fallen (approx. 13.6 kilometers away in Belize).
More about this marker. Legend has it that Mr. Hart Bennett died when a flagpole from the burning building fell on him.
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