The Men

The Men

Sunday, 19 January 2014

* William Francis Benson

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Taken from The High School Newsletter, The Erasmian Obituary, December 1918.
'Wm. Francis Benson, Sub-Lieut., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (1907-12), was killed in action while leading his platoon on October 8th, aged 23. He was the eldest son of the late William. Benson and Mrs. Benson, 46 Reuben Avenue, S.C.R. He was a scholar of the School, and distinguished himself in the Intermediate. When the war broke out he joined the R.A.M.C., but later transferred to the Royal Naval Reserve when his good services won him a Commission.'
William Francis Benson, Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Drake Battalion. R.N. Div. Died 08/10/1918 Age23 Son of Mary Jane Benson, of 46, Reuben Avenue, South Circular Road, Dublin, and the late William Benson. Irish Independent; Officers in the casualty lists...Second Lieutenant W F Benson, Reuben Avenue, SCR, served with the RAMC in Dublin during the Rising of 1916. V. B. 1. Cambrai East Military cemetery, Nord, France.
Source: Tom Burnell War Historian
Sub-Lieut William Francis Benson. "B" coy "Drake" Batt Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at Niergnies, 8th October 1918, age 23. Son of Mary Jane Benson, of 46 Reuben Ave, SCR Rd, Dublin and the late William Benson. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetry-Nord, France. Grave No. V.B.I. Source: Pat Hogarty, war historian

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