Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Harry Benton

Died in the First World War.
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Doddinghurst WW1 Index


Harry Benton

War Memorial: Place and inscription
War Memorial Tablet inside All Saints Church, Doddinghurst.
Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Doddinghurst) [ERO A10815].


Middlesex Regiment. 1st/7th Battalion. Service Number: TF/6468

Service Details:
Served at the Somme

Personal and family information:
Harry Benton, son of Charles & Rachel Sophia, baptised 7th December 1890, Doddinghurst. [ERO D/P 112/1/5 #203]

1891 Census
Charles Benton. Head. [Age] 37. [Occupation] Agriscultural Labourer. Born Kelvedon
Rachel Benton.  Wife.  [Age] 35.                                                    Born Doddinghurst
Charles Benton. Son. [Age] 15. [Occupation] Agricultural Labourer. Born Doddinghurst
George Benton.  Son [Age] 13. [Occupation] Agricultural Labourer.  Born Doddinghurst
Mary A Benton. Daughter. [Age] 12.  [Occupation] Scholar.  Born Doddinghurst
William Benton. Son.  [Age] 9. [Occupation] Scholar.  Born Doddinghurst
Arthur F Benton.  Son [Age] 7.    Born Doddinghurst
Annie Benton.  Daughter.  [Age] 5.  Born Doddinghurst
Harry Benton.  Son.  [Age] 5mos.  Born Doddinghurst

Son of Charles & Rachel Sophia Benton, Furze Cottage, Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex

Date of Death:
16th September 1916


Where died:
Somme offensive.

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Thiepval Memorial. Pier and Face 12D & 13B. [CWGC] 

List of Sources:
Ancestry, Commonwealth War
Graves Commission, Essex Record Office,

Great War Gallery

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Last Updated: 3 August 2012