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Ernest Owen Benson

In memory of:

Sapper Ernest Owen Benson

January 10, 1919

Military Service


Service Number:

28

Age:

46

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Additional Information


Born:

May 29, 1872

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Benson, of Birstall St., Leicester, England; husband of Sarah Ann Benson, of 6, Bendall Rd., Leicester, England.

Commemorated on Page 530 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OSHAWA UNION CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

6. 5. J.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Oshawa War Memorial– The Oshawa Ontario War Memorial (1924) was named "The Garden of the 
Unforgotten".  This elaborate memorial was set with stones from each Great 
War Allied Nation and from the battlefields where Canadians fought.  A pair 
of electric torches were to remain burning, and a copper time capsule box 
with artifacts from 1924 was buried under the memorial.  In 2002 the 
Memorial Park was redeveloped and today the park incorporates beautiful 
gardens. A plaque explaining the redevelopment states:  "Memorial Park is 
regarded as hallowed ground for quiet meditation, the enjoyment of music, 
and especially for honouring our men and women who served in armed 
conflicts".
  • 1914-1918 Memorial Plaque

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