Benton, Harry


Harry Benton

Rank: Able Seaman

Ship: HMS Edgar

Parents: Mr & Mrs Edward Benton

Brothers: Albert Edward Benton, Edward Dorrington Benton, William D Benton & George T Benton

Uncle: James Benton

Address: 29 Scriven’s Buildings, Crown Lane, Hastings

Other Info: 15 years service in the Royal Navy. Prisoner, not heard of since 29th April 1916.

According to CWGC, Harry died aged 35 on 16th August 1916. He was serving aboard HMS Alert, but I cannot find out what happened to the ship that led to Harry’s capture and death. The ship’s log, which can be viewed by clicking on the link, has had the records for the months of March to May removed. Harry is remembered at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, grave reference XXI.B.19.

Published: November 1914 & October 1916

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