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.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,






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 Errands. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Herbert, 38, a Flour Miller.

Mary, 36.

Ida, 13.

Dorothy May Benns, 8, born Ipswich.

Phyllis M. Benns, 1 month, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Herbert Benns – father.



            Arthur Herbert Benns        Dorothy Mary Benns                Ida Kate Benns
                                                   Born 1902                               Born 1897
         A family note:(Nanna Tricker married Oliver Arthur Tricker Ipswich 1924)

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Suffolk reg

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/4th Battalion :

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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