Private 3123 Fergus John Benson

1st / 7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action by shell fire: La Sars, France and Flanders, 27th November 1916 aged 20

  • Buried: Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
  • He had enlisted in Coventry and landed in France on 25 Jun 1915.
  • Awarded 1914/5 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of William H. Benson of 13 Charles Street, Wolverhamton, formerly of Stretton Wharf
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Monks Kirby and Stretton-under-Fosse

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born March Qtr 1896
  • Living with his widowed father and siblings at 23 All Saints Lane, Coventry [1901]
  • Left his effects to step-mother Amy Benson [Army Register of Effects]

His Platoon Officer wrote “He met his death instantaneously by explosion of a shell a splendid soldier a cheerful little hero who they highly esteemed and in whom they had  great confidence.” More...

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