Benn, Alfred Ernest (A. E.) Photo

Benn, Alfred Ernest (A. E.)

Rank Private
Service # 541112
Unit # 4th, MGC
24th Reg. Yes
Resident Wallaceburg
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Private Alfred Ernest Benn trained with the 24th. Kent Regiment, Wallaceburg, and received promotion to Sergeant.

Private Alfred Ernest Benn trained in London and Toronto with the Cycle Corps, leaving for overseas May 13th, 1915. He was stationed at Chisledon Camp, was transferred to shoreham Camp July 19th, and later to Seaford where he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, proceeding to France January 31st, 1916, with the 4th. Canadian M.G.C.


Sources IODE, Wallaceburg News (02-11-1916), No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002
Height 5' 9"
Eye Colour Brown
Age 18
Complexion Fair
Hair Brown
Race White
Birthplace Wallaceburg, Ontario
Religion Baptist
Last Place of Employment Wallaceburg Brass and Iron Manufacturing Company.
Average Earnings $2.50 per day
Marital Status Married
Marriage Info August 27th, 1916, Baptist Church, Shoreham, Sussex, England.
When Enlisted January 17th, 1915
Where Enlisted London, Ontario
Next of Kin Parents- Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Benn, Wallaceburg, Ontario. Sister- Mrs. Perrie Gordier, Mrs. Bruce Ward, Mary Benn. Brother- Russell Benn, William Benn, Robert Benn, Wallis Benn. Wife- Mrs. Florence Lucy Benn, England.

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