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Forename(s): Thomas Benson
Place of Birth: West Marton, Yorkshire
Service No: 82902
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 227th Coy
Division: 29th Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. A. 5.
CWGC Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CRACOE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HETTON, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: RYLSTONE, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Renton was the son of Joseph and Grace Renton, née Trees. Joseph was born at Dacre Banks and Grace at Gargrave, Yorkshire.
1891 West Marton, Yorkshire Census: Thomas B. Renton, aged 4 years, born West Marton, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Grace Renton.
1901 West Marton, Yorkshire Census: Thomas B. Renton, aged 14 years, born West Marton, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Grace Renton.
1911 Hetton, Yorkshire Census: Thomas Benson Renton, aged 24 years, born West Marton, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Grace Renton.
The British Army Service Record for Thomas Benson Renton exists but may be incomplete.
A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
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:
RENTON, Gunner Thomas Benson, [Hetton], aged 31, R.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Renton, died of wounds Dec. 1, 1917.
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Private Thomas Benson RENTON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division
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