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Henry Benson

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel - Bennett, S. - Best, F.TeK. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    2nd Lieutenant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Benson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7/1545 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    16 November 1880 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Liverpool England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Henry Benson, Edgehill, Liverpool, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Whatauitu, Poverty Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Henry Benson (father), Edgehill, Liverpool, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian & Egyptian E F - Mudros Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Rifles Brigade, Canterbury Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    7/1545 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1918 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star, British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Telegraphist at Whatatutu, near Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    36yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Estimated from Military record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • From the information given on Henry Benson's Military record - he enlisted under an assumed name - his legal beneficiaries were his Brother & Sister, Mr HV & Miss A B Buckley of Longton, Stoke on Trent, Straffordshire, England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Military record

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 March 1918 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria AWMM C. 114. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Te Karaka War Memorial
    Gisborne War Memorial Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 18 September 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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18 September 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher