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Marven Benwell

In memory of:

Rifleman Marven Benwell

September 10, 1943


Niigata-Rinko 5B Camp, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30699

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Defence Medal, Hong Kong Bar.

Additional Information


Born:

November 8, 1922
Port Daniel, Quebec

Enlistment:

April 21, 1941
New Carlisle, Quebec

Baptized Jean Bernard Benwell on 22 December 1922 at the Anglican Church of Port-Daniel, Bonaventure. He abjured Anglicanism to become Catholic.

Son of William James Benwell and Annie Inez Huntington, of Port-Daniel, Québec.

He served in Québec, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 859 days of service, including 683 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 136 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:

Cdn Sec. A. A. 4.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Marven Benwell– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Yokohoma War Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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