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Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire
Service No: 56008
Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1919-03-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: DENT (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE
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.
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Edward BENTHAM
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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