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Thomas Benson RENTON

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Surname: RENTON

Forename(s): Thomas Benson

Place of Birth: West Marton, Yorkshire

Service No: 82902

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 227th Coy

Division: 29th Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1917-12-01

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private Thomas Benson RENTON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 29th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: RENTON

Forename(s): Thomas Benson

Born: West Marton, Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Hetton

Enlisted: Keighley

Number: 82902

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Infantry)

Decorations:

Died Date: 01/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 38674, York & Lanc Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: RENTON

Forename(s): Thomas Benson

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 82902

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Unit: 227th Coy.

Age: 31

Awards:

Died Date: 01/12/1917

Additional Information: Son of Grace and Joseph Renton, of Hetton, Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE)

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21 December 1917

RENTON – December 1st 1917, died of wounds at 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Thomas Benson Renton, aged 31 years, the dearly beloved son of Mr. Joseph and the late Mrs. Grace Renton, of Hetton.

“Thy earthly loss is Heavenly gain.”

21 December 1917

HETTON GUNNER DIES OF WOUNDS

We regret to hear that Private Thomas Benson Renton, of the Machine Gun Corps, son of Mr. Joseph Renton, joiner, Hetton, succumbed on December 1st to wounds received in action, aged 31 years. Pte. Renton, a single man, assisted his father in the business and joined up about twelve months ago. He had been on active service in France for about six months. The last word received from him was in the form of a field postcard on November 28th, when he reported himself as “quite well.” He must have been wounded in action the following day, and died as stated at the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France. The first intimation was in the form of a telegram, which reached the bereaved parents on Friday night at seven o’clock. The sympathy of many friends is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Renton.

29 November 1918

RENTON – In loving memory of my dear son, Private Thomas Benson Renton, who died of wounds in France, December 1st, 1917.

Hetton, near Skipton.

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28 December 1917

RENTON – Dec. 1st, 1917, died of wounds a the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France, Thomas Benson Renton, aged 31 years, the only and beloved son of Mr. Joseph and the late Mrs. Grace Renton, of Hetton.

“Thy earthly loss is heavenly gain.”

28 December 1917

HETTON

DIED FROM WOUNDS – Pte. Thomas Benson Renton, of the Machine Gun Corps, son of Mr. Joseph Renton, joiner, Hetton, succumbed on Dec. 1st to wounds received in action, aged 31 years. Pte. Renton, a single man, assisted his father in the business and joined up about 12 months ago. He had been on active service in France for about six months. The last word received from him was in the form of a field postcard on Nov. 28th, when he reported himself as “quite well.” He must have been wounded in action the following day, and died as stated at the 21st Casualty Clearing Station, France. The first intimation was in the form of a telegram which reached the bereaved parents on Friday night at seven o’clock. The sympathy of many friends is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Renton.

29 November 1918

RENTON – In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. Thomas Benson Renton, who died of wounds in France Dec. 1st, 1917. Hetton, near Skipton.

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