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BENSON, William Henry
(Service number 16062)

Aliases
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Private

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Joseph Benson (father), Morven
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements NZ Mounted Rifles
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

Date 8 July 1917 Age 31
Place of Death Ypres, Belgium
Cause Killed in action
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference I. B. 13
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial; Bluff War Memorial

Biographical Notes

William Benson was the son of Joseph and Margaret Benson of Morven

Sources

Cenotaph Sep 2013

External Links

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Researched and Written by

Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG & Timaru Herald

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