CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant Thorvaldur Harvey Benson
Died: December 9, 1971

Regimental Number:
294017
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Battalion:
2nd Machine Gun Company
Company:
Place of Birth:
Davidson, Saskatchewan
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Wife; Gertrude Benson, 530 Victor Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
530 Victor Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
March 4, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Shoeman
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
March 9, 1916
Age at enlistment:
23
Height:
5 Feet 4 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Lutheran
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
December 9, 1971
Age at Death:
79
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG150, 1992-93/166, Box 662-60
Research Notes
Source:  LAC files
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant Canadian Machine Gun Corps 2nd Machine Gun Company
Private Canadian Infantry 27th Battalion
Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry 11th Reserve Battalion
Company Sergeant-Major Canadian Infantry 223rd Battalion
Images
CSM TH Benson
Discharged due to demobilization on May 27, 1919 at Toronto, Ontario.  Brother of Robert John Benson, 294064.  Played on the 1919-20 Winnipeg Falcons Hockey team, Allan Cup champions and winners of the first Olympic Gold Medal for hockey (did not play at the Olympics).