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Surname: BENTHAM

Forename(s): Edward

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Service No: 56008

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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Date of Death: 1919-03-11

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Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

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Edward Bentham was the son of John and Isabella Bentham, née Parkinson. John was born at Slack near Dent, Yorkshire and Isabella at Middleton, Westmorland.

1901 Kentmere, Westmorland Census: Brockstone - Edward Bentham, aged 3 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire. [Edward was boarding with his uncle and aunt, James and Alice Airey, née Bentham.]

In 1901 Edward's father, John, a widower, was living at 5 & 7, Clevedon Buildings, Toxteth Park, Liverpool with his children - Richard, Margaret, Hannah, Agnes A. and John W. John was a cowkeeper.

1911 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Green Well - Edward Bentham, aged 14 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire. Farm Servant. [Edward was employed James Ellison, Farmer.]

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte E. Bentham, 56008, Loyal N. Lancs. Date and Place of Death: 11.3.19. Died after Demobn. Furlo. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Admin. Brother - Richard. £13 19s. 6d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) for Edward not found.

A short biography of Edward is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Edward BENTHAM

Private Edward BENTHAM

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


BENTHAM John of Clevedon-buildings Clevedon-street Liverpool cowkeeper died 1 May 1901 Administration (Limited) Liverpool 29 May to Edward Bentham farmer. Effects £311.

'The Westmorland Gazette' (29 March 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


Pte. Edward Bentham, son of the late John and Isabella Bentham, died suddenly of pneumonia, in hospital at Carlisle. The funeral took place at Dent Church. The coffin was draped with a Union Jack, and was carried by six of his old school friends, who were all soldiers on leave or just demobilised. Deceased was 22.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


BENTHAM Edward of Dent Yorkshire a private in the Loyal North Lancashire regiment died 11 March 1919 at Carlisle Administration Wakefield 12 November to Richard Bentham chauffeur. Effects £82 1s. 10d.

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St Andrew's Churchyard, Dent

St Andrew's Churchyard, Dent

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St Andrew's Churchyard, Dent

St Andrew's Churchyard, Dent

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