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Benison, Eric William (1889-1915)

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: Eric William Benison (1889-1915), born 22 August 1889 at Frenchay, Gloucestershire. Son of the Revd. Ernest Dewes Benison and Jessie Kemp Benison (née Welch) of Farrs, Wimborne, Dorset.


Siblings: Alieen Mary Dewes Benison (1891-), Marjorie Benison (1893-).


Attended Southbourne Preparatory School.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1903-August 1908; 6th form; Prefect. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


1908-1912, studying at Magdalen College, Oxford, Modern History (3rd). Vice-Secretary to Canning Club, 1910-1911. Member of the Hanover Club (Anglo-German discussion grou). Honorary Secretary of the New Tory Club.

Biographical sketch, ‘Isis Idol no.CCCCLII’, The Isis, no.477 (24 February 1912), pp.223-224.


Middle Temple 1909; final exam for Bar 1915. Barrister.


WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery (T.), No.3 Company, Dorsetshire. Died on 13 August 1915 at a nursing home at Weymouth following an operation for peritonitis. Buried 17 August 1915 at Wimborne Minister Cemetery, plot C.9.4821.


Commemorated at:

Buried 17 August 1915 at Wimborne Minister Cemetery, plot C.9.4821,%20ER...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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