Benfleet War Memorial. 1917 Casualties.

Killed in Action.

ERNEST ALBERT JENNINGS.  Service No. 28452.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  1st Battalion.
Died.  16 January 1917.  Age 27.
Grave.  O. IV. O. 12.  St. Sever Cemetery Extension. Rouen. France.

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ALFRED OWEN MILES Service No. G/11938.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Middlesex Regiment.
Unit.  19th Battalion.
Died.  6 February 1917.  Age unknown.
Grave.  II. E. 17. Reningheist New Military Cemetery. Belgium.

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JOHN LESLIE PATRICK GIFFORD.  Service No. 3421.
Rank.  Corporal.
Regiment/Service.  Honourable Artillery Company.
Unit.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  11 March 1917.  Age unknown.
Grave.  Mil. A. 3A. Hatfield Road Cemetery. St. Albans. Hertfordshire.

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ALBERT GEORGE FARR Service No. 3124.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  9th Battalion.
Died.  24 March 1917
Grave.  lll. C.7. Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension. France.

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ALBERT WILLIAM PETERS.  Service No. 40221.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  1st Battalion.
Died.  23 April 1917. Age 30.
Grave.  XIX. G. 6A.  Etaples Military Military Cemetery.  France.

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Son of.  William Alfred and Elizabeth Esther Peters of “Glentworth” Priest Lane, Shenfield. Essex.


HENRY GORDON KELSEY Service No. 14844
Rank.  Sergeant.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  11th Battalion.
Died.  2 July 1917. Age 22.
Memorial.  Panel 85-87.  Loos Memorial.  France.

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Son of.  Henry Charles Kelsey, of 32 Maple Road. Anerley. London.


RALF HUBERT ROBINSON.  M.M. Regimental No. Sth/214
Rank.  Second Lieutenant.
Regiment/Service.  Rifle Brigade.
Unit.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  23 August 1917.  Age 32.
Grave.  XVI. A8.  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.  Belgium.

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Husband of.  Daisy G. M. Robinson, of “Rowlands” South Benfleet. Essex.

Son of.  Matthew and Cecilla Robinson, of “Rowlands” South Benfleet. Essex.

Additional information.  Awarded the Military Medal.

In a cruel twist of fate, his son, Ralf Hubert Reginald Robinson, a Lieutenant with the Royal Ulster Rifles, was killed in action on 8 June 1942, he was 24 years of age.  He is buried in the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya.  At the time of his death his mother was living in Leigh-on-Sea.  Essex.


DOUGLAS BARKER WILKIN.  Service No. 31913.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  1st Battalion.
Died.  23 August 1917.
Memorial.  Panel 98 to 99. Tyne Cot Memorial. Belgium.

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WILFRED WALTER JENNINGS.  Service No. G/17480.
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
Unit.  11th Battalion.
Died.  20 September 1917.
Grave.  XII. F. 15. Hooge Crater Cemetery. Belgium.

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Note. Known as Frederick Jennings on the records.


HARRY ALBERT GRAY.  Service No. 27733
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Northamptonshire Regiment.
Unit.  1st Battalion.
Died.  10 November 1917.
Grave.  Vll. B.19. Passchendaele New British Cemetery. Belgium.

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HAROLD EDWARD VICTOR KING.  Service No. R/39878 and SS/1030
Rank.  Rifleman.
Regiment/Service.  King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
Unit.  1st/13th Kensington Bn. London Regiment.
Died.  8 December 1917.
Grave.  U. 69. Jerusalem War Cemetery.

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GEORGE FREDERICK ARTHUR PARRY.  Service No. 340556.
Rank.  Corporal.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Garrison Artillery.
Unit.  148th Siege Battery.
Died.  25 December 1917. Age 23.
Grave.  XXVII. C. 21.  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.  Belgium.

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Husband of.  Lily Parry, of Church Avenue. Waltham Abbey. Essex.
Son of.  George and Clara Parry.


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  • Hello Ronnie,  I am the granddaughter of Ralf Robinson and the niece of Ralf Robinson junior. I am doing a major ww1 centenary project to honour the sacrifice they both made in the war. Thank you for your input into this site. I was so touched when I saw the photos of the graves. 

    By Lynn Tait (18/04/2014)

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