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Unique IDCWGC/8/1/4/1/1/214
File NumberAA60274
TitleSecond Lieutenant JAMES BENSON DCM - FROMELLES (PHEASANT WOOD) MILITARY CEMETERY - Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
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DescriptionFile of correspondence regarding the grave of Second Lieutenant James Benson buried in Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France. Main topics include correspondence with Sam Benson MP, the son of Second Lieutenant Benson, regarding arrangements to visit V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery on July 20 1968. Correspondence regarding enquiry into the commemoration of Australian naval dead (both Royal Australian Navy and Australian Merchant Navy).
Content NoteIncludes: Enquiry form regarding request from Lieutenant S.J. Benson, the next of kin, for a photograph of the grave, dated 14 January 1941.
Date14/1/1941 - 2/8/1968
Extent1 file
CollectionArchive
Cemetery_NameFROMELLES (PHEASANT WOOD) CEMETERY
ArchNoteSecond Lieutenant Benson was reburied in Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Cemetery in February 2010 following the Fromelles Project. Prior to the discovery and identification of his remains, Benson was commemorated on the VC Corner Memorial at Fromelles.
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