Ellis R. Bennett of Union County, Arkansas, served in Europe during World War I as a part of the United States Army, Company B, 13th Engineers. The unit consisted of men experienced in various phases of the operation of railways. Ellis Bennett characterized his position as an "operator," and his interest in communications continued after his military service was over. Bennett died in 1945 at the Army and Navy Hospital in Hot Springs. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery.
This collection contains numerous items from the World War I era that illustrate Ellis Bennett's military service and family life. Materials include a diary, newspapers, postcards, and dozens of photographs.
Griffin, Mattison, "Ellis R. Bennett Papers" (2018). Guides and Finding Aids. 142.