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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Benson

In memory of:

Private James Benson

July 25, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

55571

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 8, 1891

Commemorated on Page 53 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY (ENCLOSURE 4)
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Enclosure No.4 I. G. 2.

Location:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY ENCLOSURE NO.4 is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N365), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Today the 1914-1918 war memorial plaque for Massey Harris Company is located on the outside of their former head office at King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Pte. James Benson's name is included on the list of men employed at the Verity Plow Co. Ltd., Brantford, Ontario.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker

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