Benfleet War Memorial. 1918 Casualties.

Killed in Action.

FREDERICK EDWIN FARR.  Service No. 35282
Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Gloucestershire Regiment.
Unit.  13th Battalion.
Died.  22 March 1918.
Grave.  III. I .10. Buried near to this spot. Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension. France.

Details of grave. CWGC Details


DENNIS CLAUDE GRANT ST. LEGER. Service No. 2658

Rank.  Second Lieutenant.
Regiment/Service.  295th Bde., Royal Field Artillery.
Died.  21 March 1918.
Grave.  VIII. A. 25.  H.A.C. Cemetery.  Ecoust-St. Mein.  France.

Details of grave. CWGC Details

Son of.  William Douglas St. Leger and Helen Louisa St. Leger of Madras India.

Other Information. His uncle and aunt, Hugh Anthony St. Leger and Henrietta Fraser St. Leger of Endway, South Benfleet, Essex most likely ensured his name went on the memorial.


CHARLES WALTER THURTELL.  Service No. 30624.
Rank.  Lance Serjeant.
Regiment/Service.  Northamptonshire Regiment.
Unit.  2nd Battalion.
Died.  25 March 1918.  Age 25.
Memorial.  Panel 54-56.  Pozieres Memorial.  France.

Details of memorial. CWGC Details

Husband of.  Catherine Thurtell, of 3 Pwllcarn Terrace. Blaengarw.Glamorgan.

Son of.  William Thurtell, of 4 Endway. South Benfleet. Essex.


HERBERT HENRY NEWMAN.  Service No. 340555.

Rank.  Gunner.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Garrison Artillery.
Unit.  390th. Siege Battery.
Died.  25 March 1918.
Memorial.  Giavera Memorial.  Italy.

Details of memorial. CWGC Details

Husband of.  Mrs. N. Newman, of 85 Gower Street, London.

Additional information.  The 1891 census shows that Herbert Henry Newman was born at Bowers Gifford in 1889 and the family were living in Hopes Green.  South Benfleet.


SAMUEL SARGENT.  Service No. 33980

Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  York and Lancaster Regiment.
Unit.  13th Battalion.
Died.  12th April 1918. Age 19.
Memorial.  Panel 8.  Ploegsteert Memorial.  Belgium.

Details of memorial. CWGC Details

Son of.  Eliza Sargent, of 7 The Avenue, Kiln Road. Thundersley. Essex and the late Samuel Sargent.


ARCHIBALD ARTHUR WELLER  See also.

Rank.  First Bed Steward.
Regiment/Service.  Mercantile Marine.
Unit.  H.M.H.S. “Llandovery Castle” (London).
Died.  27 June 1918.  Age 24.
Memorial.  Tower Hill Memorial.  London.

Details of memorial. CWGC Details

Son of.  Arthur Weller, of South Benfleet. Essex.


JOHN MACLURE See also.

Rank.  Chief Steward.
Regiment/Service.  Mercantile Marine.
Unit.  S.S. “Mesaba” (Liverpool).
Died.  1 September 1918.  Age 48.
Memorial.  Tower Hill Memorial.  London.

Details of memorial. CWGC Details

Husband of.  Ada Amelia Maclure, of “Avondale” Thundersley Park Road. South Benfleet. Essex.


WILLIAM JAMES ERNEST REVELL.   Service No. 80132.

Rank.  Private.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Yeomanry.
Died.  28 September 1918.  Age 23.
Grave.  I. C. 37.  Doingt Communal Ceetery Extension.  France.

Details of grave. CWGC Details

Son of.  Alfred and Louisa Revell, of High St. South Benfleet. Essex.


ALEC JAMES ARNUP.  Service No. 43902.

Rank.  Corporal.
Regiment/Service.  Lincolnshire Regiment.
Unit.  10th Battalion.
Died.  25 October 1918.  Age 20.
Grave.  I. G. 5.  Awoingt British Cemetery.  France.

Details of grave. CWGC Details

Son of.  William and Josephine Arnup, of “The Homestead” Cresent Road. South Benfleet. Essex.


HAROLD FRANCIS BOX See also.

Rank.  Lieutenant.
Regiment/Service.  Essex Regiment.
Unit.  5th Battalion. Attd.  Royal Engineers.
Died.  29 October 1918.  Age 23.
Grave.  D. 2. Crucifix Cemetery.  Vendegies-Sur-Ecaillon.  France.

Details of grave. CWGC Details

Son of.  Emily Box, of Chesham Place. Brighton. Sussex, and the late Rev. C. F. Box, Vicar of South Benfleet. Essex.


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  • I am currently researching information on the names that appear on the 1914/18 war memorial in St. Alban’s Church, Westcliff and thought you may be interested to know that Harold Francis Box is also commemorated there.

    By Ernest Harris (06/05/2013)

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