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Arthur Lionel Benson

In memory of:

Corporal Arthur Lionel Benson

September 7, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/55916

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Additional Information


Born:

January 7, 1922
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 4, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Mabel Benson, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 248 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. G. 10.

Location:

The ANCONA WAR CEMETERY lies in the rural locality of Tavernelle, in the Commune and Province of Ancona, 3 kilometres south of the town of Ancona. The ANCONA WAR CEMETERY is reached from the town by following the Varono-Camerano road up the hill past the Ancona Communal Cemetery on the left. Continuing straight down the hill for about 200 metres, visitors will find the War Cemetery on the right. Alternatively, leave the Austostrada at Ancona Sud and take the SS16 towards Ancona. After approximately 3 kilometres (via Pietro Filonze) turn right to pass in front of the wholesale fruit markets; pass under the railway line and at the next junction turn left. The War Cemetery is found after several kilometres on the left shortly after a FINA petrol filling station. This route is signposted.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Arthur and his brother, Jim– Arthur (right) and his brother Jim Benson before enlistment in the Canadian Army.
  • Photo of Arthur Lionel Benson– Arthur Benson, age 20, invasion of Italy.
  • Photo 2 of Arthur Lionel Benson– Arthur Benson loved to ride horses.
  • Photo 3 of Arthur Lionel Benson– Jim and Arthur Benson upon enlistment. Arthur's fraternal brother Jim was consigned to the D day invasion and fought in the liberation of Holland. Jim and Arthur's father, Thomas, served in World War One. Their uncle, James Smith, also served and was killed in action.
  • Family Photo– The Benson children: Mabel Constance, Florence 'Fawn' Erica, James Victor, and Arthur Lionel. Mable was born before World War One, the rest of the children after. Their father Thomas served overseas for six years.

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