Born: 1898, Allestree, Derbyshire.

Died: 24th October 1917; age: 19; Cerebral Spinal at Ipswich Isolation Hospital.

Residence: Duffield Road, Allestree, Derbyshire.

Enlistment Details: Location: Derby; Date: 14th December 1916; Age: 18 years & 3 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: Wesleyan. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Next of Kin: father – Thomas Benford, of Duffield Road, Allestree. Height: 5ft 8 1/2ins.


Rank: Private; Service Number: TR5/36861.

Regiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princes of Wales’ Own), Training Reserve, 261st Battalion.


Laid to rest – 29th October 1917.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Lucy Benford, of Main Road, Allestree, Derbyshire.




1901   Derby Road, Allestree, Derbyshire.


Joseph was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Benford, 41, a Labourer – Excavation Company, born Stanion, Northamptonshire.

Lucy Benford (nee Hulland), 40, born Kirk Langley, Derbyshire.

Thomas William Benford, 15, a Machine Minder – Leather Mill, born Allestree.

Eliza Ann Benford, 13, born Allestree.

Hannah Benford, 10, born Allestree.

Nellie Benford, 8, born Allestree.

Alice Benford, 6, born Allestree.

Albert Benford, 4, born Allestree.


1911   Duffield Road, Allestree, Derbyshire.


Joseph was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 51, a Contractor’s Labourer – General Contractor.

Lucy, 49.

Alice, 16, a Brass Bobbin Winder – Lace Factory.

Albert, 14, an Errand Boy – General Contractor.

Lucy Benford, 9, born Allestree.

Charles Benford, 6, born Allestree.

Dorothy Benford, 1, born Allestree.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thomas Benford – father.


Mr Thomas Benford received the Memorial Scroll on the 9th June 1920.

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