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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 1 year 4 months ago #57826

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I am trying to find information about BENCHKE H (really spelt BEHNCKE). I can really only find nominal roll entry. Can not seem to find any other information about enlistment details and cannot find him on the Queens South Africa Medal roll.(Could this be because no one applied for medal as he was dead?).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

From the nominal roll of the Marshall's Horse, he is listed as BENCHKE H serial No: 844

(Following is from www.roll-of-honour.com/cgi-bin/boerwardetail.cgi )

Surname: BENCHKE, H
Initials: H
Rank: Private
Serial No: 844
Regiment Force: Marshalls Horse
Date of Event: 26 July 1900
Place of Event: Cradock
Event: Died of disease

(From www.roll-of-honour.com/cgi-bin/boerwardetail.cgi )
Surname: BEHNEKE, ****
Initials: H
Rank: Trooper
Serial No: 844
Battalion: Grahamstown City Volunteers
Regiment Force: Colonial Defence Force
Date of Event: 26 July 1900
Place of Event: Cradock
Event: Died of disease
Photo of the grave of No 844, Pte H BEHNEKE/BENCHKE,who died of disease on the 26 July 1900, in Cradock Cemetery shows both surnames.

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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 1 year 4 months ago #57829

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Hello Spectrum

His name also appears on the Boer War Memorial, Grahamstown.
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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 1 year 4 months ago #57832

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Hello Spectrum

The medal rolls were created by the units themselves, so everyone who served in a unit should be on it.

In this case I wonder if his name is missing because he never took to the field due to illness and therefore Marshall's Horse didn't feel he was entitled?

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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 1 year 4 months ago #57845

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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 6 months 2 weeks ago #61862

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I am Peter Henry Behncke’s great grandson. I found that there was no reference to him in Australian records in the late 1990s even though it was passed through the family. I was lucky enough to have a friend find him on a Plaque located in St Peters Cathedral in Adelaide. I was able to report this Colin Roe for his database so he could be recognised for his service. Finding information has been difficult as he did not serve in an Australian contingent. In addition our surname is easily misspelt. I don’t have a huge amount of information but your welcome to anything I know.
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Marshalls Horse BENCHKE H serial No: 844 6 months 1 week ago #61871

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Certainly from memory, at least, there are some surviving enlistment papers in WO126/88-90 at Kew for members of the Grahamstown Volunteers and these do include Marshall's Horse, strictly speaking, whilst they were, in effect, Cape Volunteers, they were attested similar to Class D SAMIF.


Spectrum wrote: I am trying to find information about BENCHKE H (really spelt BEHNCKE). I can really only find nominal roll entry. Can not seem to find any other information about enlistment details and cannot find him on the Queens South Africa Medal roll.(Could this be because no one applied for medal as he was dead?).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

From the nominal roll of the Marshall's Horse, he is listed as BENCHKE H serial No: 844



(Following is from www.roll-of-honour.com/cgi-bin/boerwardetail.cgi )

Surname: BENCHKE, H
Initials: H
Rank: Private
Serial No: 844
Regiment Force: Marshalls Horse
Date of Event: 26 July 1900
Place of Event: Cradock
Event: Died of disease

(From www.roll-of-honour.com/cgi-bin/boerwardetail.cgi )
Surname: BEHNEKE, ****
Initials: H
Rank: Trooper
Serial No: 844
Battalion: Grahamstown City Volunteers
Regiment Force: Colonial Defence Force
Date of Event: 26 July 1900
Place of Event: Cradock
Event: Died of disease
Photo of the grave of No 844, Pte H BEHNEKE/BENCHKE,who died of disease on the 26 July 1900, in Cradock Cemetery shows both surnames.

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