Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick William Benson

In memory of:

Major General Frederick William Benson

August 19, 1916

Military Service






21st (Empress of India's) Lancers


Companion of the Order of Bath, Mentioned in Despatches.

Additional Information

Son of the late Hon. J. R. Benson (of the Canadian Senate) and his wife Marianne Ingersoll; husband of Lady Benson (nee Couper). Educated Upper Canada College and R.M.C., Sandhurst: Served in Fenian Raid (1866) and India, 1877-1890. Commanded Egyptian Cavalry, 1892-1894. Served as A.A.G., 6th Div. in South Africa, 1900-01

Commemorated on Page 570 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Div. P. West half of lot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Frederick William Benson– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.  This photo of Major General Frederick William Benson was taken by the photographers Elliott and Fry.
  • Memorial Tablet– Major General Frederick William Benson is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.

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