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Benbow, John Lewis (1888-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: John Lewis Benbow (1888-1916), born April 1888 at Bromyard, Herefordshire. Son of Richard G. Benbow and Catherine Florentia Benbow of The Capyards, Bromyard, Herefordshire. After her husband's death Mrs Benbow lived at Crawford, Littledean Road, Bournemouth.

 

Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1902-December 1905. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/15974327312...

 

Worked for Lloyds Bank Ltd.

 

Enlisted in Swindon.

 

WW1, Private in the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at the attack on Combles on 18 September 1916.

 

Commemorated at:

Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/542469/BENBOW,%20J%20L

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.

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