|Birthplace:||Worcester, MA, USA|
|Death:||Died in Cuba|
|Cause of death:||killed in the Battle of San Juan during Spanish American War|
|Managed by:||Jenna, Volunteer Curator|
About Edmund Nathaniel Benchley
Edmund Benchley graduated from West Point in April 1898. He was assigned to the 6th U.S. Infantry at the rank of Lieutenant. Less than three months later, on 1 July 1898, he was killed in action during the Battle of San Juan, Cuba, an engagement of the Spanish American War.
Edmund was the older brother of Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 – November 21, 1945) an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor.