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Death of William Hart Bennett

 
 
Death of William Hart Bennett Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 26, 2015
1. Death of William Hart Bennett Marker
Inscription.
This clock tower
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. Marker is on Regent Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belize City, Belize 7MHZT KWG3N, Belize.
 
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 (approx. half a kilometer away); 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.
 
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Wide view of the Death of William Hart Bennett Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 26, 2015
2. Wide view of the Death of William Hart Bennett Marker
The marker is mounted onto the steps in front of the Belize Supreme Court building.
An additional marker on the clock restoration image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
3. An additional marker on the clock restoration
This additional marker is below the featured marker, although normally covered by vegetation. It reads:

Supreme Court Clock
Restoration of this clock made possible through the joint effort of the Belize City Council, Ministry of Tourism and the Environment, Belize Tourist Board, Belize Tour Guides Association, the people of Belize and the United States Agency for International Development under the
Tourism Management Project
Sept. 1995
Clock tower dedicated to William Hart Bennett image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 26, 2015
4. Clock tower dedicated to William Hart Bennett
Each face has stopped at a different time.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 49 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.
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