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Benson, Hugh Cecil

Biographical

Surname(s)Benson
First name(s)Hugh Cecil
Date of birth1883
Place of birthKensington, London
Previous educationEton and Crystal Palace School of Practical Engineering
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1901-1903
Dept / courseFaculty of Science (Engineering Division)
Military unitImperial Service 9th Battn, Rifle Brigade
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsVolunteered for the Imperial Service on the declaration of war and given a commission in the Rifle Brigade, 20 Dec 1914
Date of death22 Jun 1915
Age at death32
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathHooge, near Ypres
Cause of deathKilled in action
Commemoration(s)Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN) GATE MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 – 48 and 50
NotesAlso studied at the Royal Academy and became an architect.

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