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BensonCharles BingleyLieutenantBENSON, CHARLES BINGLEY, Lieutenant, was born 21 August 1876, son of J R Benson, MD. He was educated at Radley, and joined the Army 4 January 1899, as a Second Lieutenant in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served in the South African War, 1901-2, with the Mounted Infantry, taking part in operations in Orange River Colony, March to December 1901, and January to May 1902; operations in Cape Colony, February to March, 1901, and December 1901 to January 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Charles Bingley Benson, Lieutenant, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". He was promoted Captain 4 May 1905, and was placed on retired pay 14 March, 1914. He served in the European War in France, Belgium and Germany, 1917 to 1919. He was promoted Major in the Reserve of Officers in September 1915, and subsequently became Lieutenant Colonel. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches, and awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order. He married, in 1904, Maud Margaret, only daughter of Colonel L F Heath, Indian Army, and they have one daughter.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
BensonCharles ErnestSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls17th Battery, RFA
BensonCharles Pennington12309PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls66th Company, 3rd Btn, IY
BensonE3599Lance CorporalDemise: Died of disease 22 Jan 1901
Place: Machadodorp
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
BensonE3599Lance CorporalQSA (3). Died of disease, Machadodorp, 23 Jan 01.
Source: QSA medal rolls
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
BensonE3599Lance CorporalDied of disease. Machadodorp, 23 January 1901
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars
BensonE A SSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
BensonE ESource: QSA and KSA medal rolls68th Battery, RFA
BensonE F3960PrivateQSA (3). Transferred to Army Reserve.
Source: QSA medal rolls
5th (Royal Irish) Lancers
BensonE Neville2999Private4th RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BensonErnestB Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
BensonErnest NevilleQSA (4)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Dundee Rifle Association
BensonErnest Neville2999Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BensonFSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsManchester Regiment
BensonF3rd & 4th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's) Liverpool Regiment
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