WALTER BENSLEY

Born: 1881, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 26th April 1915; age 34; KiA.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 114

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal.

 

Grave Reference:Panel 21.

Ypres(Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,Belgium.

 

CENSUS

1881

Ipswich Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Walter was a year old and living with his mother at the home of his maternal grandparents & uncle.Peter Bensley, 60, a Maltster’s Labourer, born Suffolk .Mary Ann Bensley, 59, born Badingham, Suffolk. James Crickmore Bensley, 28, a Maltster’s Labourer, born Halesworth, Suffolk. Ellen Mary Ann Bensley, 21, born Halesworth.

1891

8, Potter Street, Ipswich. Walter was 10 years old and living with his mother at the home of his maternal, widowed, grandmother & uncle. Mary Ann, 54.James, 34, a General Labourer. Ellen,

29. 1911

27, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich. Walter was 30 years old, a Foundry Fitter. He was living with his uncle.James, 50, a Machinist – Furniture Manufacturer.

Walter is also remembered on The Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

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