CEF Soldier Detail

Major-General Frederick William Benson
Died: August 19, 1916

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
British Cavalry
Battalion:
21st Lancers (Empress of India's Lancers)
Company:
Place of Birth:
St. Catherines, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Caroline Benson
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Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
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Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 19, 1916
Age at Death:
67
Buried at:
St. Catharine's (Victoria Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada
Plot:
Div. P. West half of lot.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major-General British Cavalry 21st Lancers (Empress of India's Lancers)
Son of the late Hon. J. R. Benson (of the Canadian Senate) and his wife Marianne Ingersoll; husband of Lady Benson (nee Couper). Educated Upper Canada College and R.M.C., Sandhurst: Served in Fenian Raid (1866) and India, 1877-1890. Commanded Egyptian Cavalry, 1892-1894. Served as A.A.G., 6th Div. in South Africa, 1900-01 (Mentioned in Despatches). Born at St. Catherines.