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Forename(s): Albert Christopher
Place of Birth: Cowling, Yorkshire
Service No: 13631
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row E. Grave 2.
CWGC Cemetery: MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: ICKORNSHAW, YORKSHIRE
Albert Christopher Benson was the son of John and Annie Benson, née Rawson. Both parents were born at Cowling, Yorkshire.
1901 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: Middleton - Albert C. Benson, aged 8 years, born Cowling, son of Annie Benson, widow.
1911 Cowling, Yorkshire Census: 10, Walton Street - Albert Christopher Benson, aged 17 years, born Cowling, son of Annie Benson, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Albert C. Benson, M.M., 13631, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915. Correspondence: Mrs. A. Benson applies for the Military Medal due to her late son Pte A.C. Benson. Address: 2, Green Street, Cowling, near Keighley.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
BENSON, Signaller Albert C., Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, 2, Green Street, [Cowling], killed Sept. 11, 1918.
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Private Albert Christopher BENSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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