Urmston WW1 

Stanley Benson MM

Rank:Lc/CplNumber:45115
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Field Ambulance
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:03/05/1917Age:27
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1890 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/682, the youngest son of son of Michael & Amelia Benson (nee Morgan).

1891 Census - 98 Church Road, Urmston.  Son - aged: 2 - born: Urmston.  
Head of household - Michael Benson - Married - aged: 37 - occ: Commercial
Traveller - born: Halifax, Yorkshire.   Also Amelia Benson - Wife - aged:
41 - born: Manchester.   Plus 5 siblings (including his eldest brother -
William Arthur Benson - aged: 7, who was also killed during WW1) and a
maternal aunt.

1901 Census - 98 Church Road, Urmston.  Son - aged: 12 - born: Urmston.  
Head of household - Michael Benson - Married - aged: 47 - occ: Commercial
Traveller (Drysalter) - born: Halifax, Yorkshire.   Also Amelia Benson -
Wife - aged: 50 - born: Manchester.   Plus 4 siblings (including eldest
brother - William Arthur Benson - aged: 16, who was also killed during
WW1).

1911 Census - 90 Church Road, Urmston.   Son - aged: 21 - occ: Bank Clerk -
born: Urmston.    Head of household - Michael Benson - Married - aged: 57 -
occ: Commercial Traveller (Drysalter) - born: Halifax, Yorkshire.   Also
Amelia Benson - Wife - aged: 61 - born: Manchester.   Plus 2 elder
brothers.

SDGW states that he died of wounds and does not mention his Military
Medal.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in Urmston Cem, which states
that he died at Monchy..

His father, Michael died 09/01/1933 aged 79 years and his mother, Amelia
died 30/05/1923 aged 74 years.

His brother, William Arthur also died on active service.

M.I. - "He lived a straight life, he fought the good fight & won his
crown".

CWGC - Son of Michael and Amelia Benson, of 90, Church Rd., Urmston
Manchester.

Memorials found on:
St. Clement's School (Urmston)
St. Clement's Church Lads Brigade (Urmston)
St. Clement's (Urmston)
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