Walter John Benham

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Walter John Benham

Birthplace: St Deny's, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Death: December 1963 (92)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Place of Burial: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Benham; John Benham and Elizabeth Blake
Husband of Sarah Jane Bushell
Father of Mabel Benham; Private; Private; Private; Violet Benham and 2 others
Brother of Frank Benham; Harry Benham; Lydia Benham; Rosa Ann Benham and Harry Benham

Managed by: Richard E Gargaro, Mr
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About Walter John Benham



Died at St Paul’s: The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 led to the building of a large number of workhouses as the law meant that no able-bodied person could get poor relief unless they went to live in a workhouse. The Winchester Union workhouse was built in 1836, an infirmary was later added and in 1912 a large nurses' home was erected at the south of the workhouse. In 1930 the workhouse finally closed and the hospital became known as St Paul's Hospital after the nearby church.

The hospital closed in 1998 and was converted into houses and apartments, incorporating some of the original buildings. The tall chimney, the only one remaining in Winchester, was retained and is a well-known landmark. Below is a photo of the original workhouse.

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Walter John Benham's Timeline

February 16, 1871
St Deny's, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Age 29
St Thomas, Hampshire, England
41 Clifton Rd, Winchester, Hampshire, England
February 15, 1910
Twyford, Hampshire, England