From Hoole History and Heritage Society

BENYON, Joseph


Regiment: 1st/4th Cheshire Regiment

Rank: Lance Corporal

Number: 18458

Died: 4 May 1917

Aged: 33

Buried/ Memorial: Savona Town Cemetery, Italy

Address: 4 Griffiths Terrace, Hoole

Chester Chronicle 30 June 1917

News has been received that Lance Corporal Joseph Benyon, of the Cheshire Regiment, has lost his life at sea. L. Corp. Benyon, whose mother lives at 80 Westminster Road, Hoole, was on a transport which was sunk and his body has been found and buried in Italy. He had been in the forces for nearly two years, and had been wounded three times. Previous to joining the army he was employed at Port Sunlight. He was highly esteemed by all his friends and was well known in Hoole, where he formally lived with his mother. Much sympathy will be extended to his relatives. He leaves a widow and four young children who are at present living in Birkenhead, a mother and several brothers and sisters.”

The 1911 Census shows Joseph, wife Lorna and children Robert, Emily and Joseph at 4 Griffiths Terrace, Hoole and indicates that he was employed by the Co-Operative Society at that time.

The “Golden Book” of the Port Sunlight War Memorial - confirms that he was latterly employed by Lever Brothers at Port Sunlight.

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