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George Elliot Benson, Lieutenant Colonel

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Birthplace: Allerwash, Northumberland, UK
Death: Died in Bakenlaagte, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa
Cause of death: Died during the Battle of Bakenlaagte, Anglo Boer War
Place of Burial: Primrose Cemetery, Germiston, South Africa
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Son of William Benson and NN Benson

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George Elliott Benson died of wounds at Brakenlaagte, he was was twice wounded before dying, 31 October 1901. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Field Artillery, aged 40. Son of the late William Benson, of Allerwash, Northumberland. Entered the Royal Artillery in 1880. Served in Egypt 1885 (medal and clasp, Khedives Star, wounded at Hasheen), Ashanti 1895 (star), and the Dongola Expeditionary Force 1896 (Khedives Medal and 2 clasps, MID, Order of Osmanieh 4th class). Also commemorated on the Royal Artillery Memorial, London.

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1861
1861
Allerwash, Northumberland, UK
1901
October 30, 1901
Age 40
Bakenlaagte, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa
1901
Age 40
Primrose Cemetery, Germiston, South Africa