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BENINGTON, HERBERT SAMPSON

BENINGTON, HERBERT SAMPSON

RANK:   LANCE CORPORAL                      SERIAL NO:  14562                       

UNIT:    17th COY, 2nd BTN, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:             05/07/1894         -          STOCKTON, U.K.    

DIED:     31/07/1917                  KILLED IN ACTION                    

PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, YPRES, BELGIUM  

SINGLE:                             RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:                                                                                                                                                                                                          

PARENTS:   Herbert & Eleanor BENINGTON, Golders Green, LONDON

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   H. BENINGTON (father), LONDON, U.K.                                                   

OCCUPATION:  CONTRACTOR

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WANSTEAD, H.B.

HEIGHT:   5’ 10½”           WEIGHT:  11st.           CHEST:   32”

COMP:   MEDIUM            EYES:   BLUE              HAIR:   BROWN                                                                                                                             

EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY,

                                                   (N.Z. MEMORIAL), BELGIUM

ENLISTED:    WAIPUKURAU                              DATE:   09/11/1915 

MAIN BODY:                                REINFORCEMENT:   14th        

MILITARY RECORD:

06/03/1916.  POSTED ‘B’ COMPANY, 14th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.

04/05/1916.  PROMOTED LANCE CORPORAL, FEATHERSTON.

26/06/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 56.

23/08/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT U.K. JOINED OTAGO COMPANY,

               2nd BRIGADE TRAINING COMPANY ‘SLING’.

14/11/1916.  QUALIFIED BOMBING INSTRUCTOR, PROCEEDED OVERSEAS

FROM ‘SLING’.

21/02/1917.  ADMITTED 7th GENERAL HOSPITAL, ST OMER (MUMPS).  

18/03/1917.  TRANSFERRED TO BASE DEPOT, FRANCE.

07/05/1917.  PROMOTED LANCE CORPORAL.

31/07/1917.   KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, BELGIUM.

AWARDED: BRITISH WAR MEDAL. VICTORY MEDAL.