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Robert Benstead

Biography of Lance Corporal Robert Benstead, (9949)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 9th August 1915

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Birth

Name:
Robert Benstead

Date of birth:
1891

Place of Birth:
Sawtry, Huntingdonshire, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1889

Place of Birth Registration:
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England

Occupation:

Marriage

Wife’s Name:
Ethel Jeannie Blood

Date of Marriage:
1915

Place of Marriage:
Peterborough District, Northamptonshir4

Wife’s Date of birth:
1890

Wife’s Place of Birth:
Holme

Wife’s father:
Eber Thomas Blood

Wife’s Mother:
Elizabeth

Family

Father’s Name:
John Benstead

Father’s DOB:
1863

Father’s Place of Birth:
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Blacksmith

Mother’s Name:
Eliza Minnie Rowell

Mother’s DOB:
1864

Mothers POB:
Sawtry, Huntingdonshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1890 Huntingdon District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Robert Benstead, 1891, Sawtry
William Henry Benstead, 1894, Stamford
John Benstead, 1897 Stamford
Thomas Reuben Benstead, 1899, Peterborough
Horace Leslie Benstead, 1906, Peterborough
Margaret May Benstead, 1908, Peterborough

1901 Census:
Robert is living with his parents in Peterborough, Northamptonshire

1911 Census:
Frank is living with his parents in Peterborough, Northamptonshire. The census gives him an age of 20 and he is listed as a boilermakers apprentice.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Robert Benstead, 9949, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medals
Medal Card Index:
Robert’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 15 Star

Memorials
UK:Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Lance Corporal Robert Benstead, 9949, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 9 August 1915.
Remembered with honour, Helles Memorial.

More information:

Military Service Timeline:

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.

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