Images courtesy of Alison Mann
Born: 1896, Stoke, Ipswich.
Died: 29th August 1916; age 20; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 2437
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A.
1901 48, Pauline Street, Ipswich.
Arthur was 4 years old and living with his parent & sister.
Herbert Robert Benns, 28, a Miller, born Shotterley, Suffolk.
Mary Elizabeth Benns (nee Pollard), 27, born Ipswich.
Ida Kate Benns, 3, born Ipswich.
1911 2, Turpin Street, Ipswich.
Arthur was 14 years old, Tailor’s Shop for Erronds. He was living with his parents & sisters.
Herbert, 38, a Flour Miller.
Dorothy May Benns, 8, born Ipswich.
Phyllis M. Benns, 1 month, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert Benns – father.
Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.
image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.
THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/4th Battalion :