Ernest John Benson

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Leyton, Waltham Forest
Address at enlistment: 
15 Burford Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
15 Burford Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Box maker
Schultz Brothers and Co.
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX April 20, 1917

Twelve Brantford Men Are Reported Wounded – Canadian Casualty List Included Half Score From This City All of Whom Have Been Wounded – Gunshot in Arms and Legs Cause of Majority of Hospital Cases – First Brant Battalion Draft Hit

Private word received in this city yesterday afternoon and today added 11 new names to the already large casualty list. All were wounded on or about April 9, this being in the attack on Vimy Ridge, which resulted so gloriously for the Canadian forces.

Of all the Brantford men wounded, practically all were shot wounds in the arms or shoulders, legs or thighs. But one of the 11 was reported seriously wounded. The list of casualties follows:

That Pte. Ernest John Benson had been wounded slightly in the elbow and admitted to No. 3 General Hospital at Boulogne, was the word received by his father Henry Benson, 15 Burford Road. Pte. Benson, who was 20 years of age, is single and was formerly employed at the Schultz Bros. Factory.

BX March 17, 1939

Ernest Benson

The funeral of Ernest John Benson, Dixie Road, Port Credit, second son of Henry Benson, 207 Grey Street, City. Was conducted Tuesday to Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto.  Rev. Captain Sidney Lambert, Christie Street Hospital, was in charge of the service.  The Last Post was sounded by Private Chappel.  Mr. Benson was gunner of the 125th Battalion and was in his forty-fifth year.  He is survived by his widow, two sons, Frank and Ernest, four brothers, Fred and Harold City, Sidney and Percy, Toronto and a sister, Mrs. M. Ball, City.