5999002. C S M Harry Benton, Essex Regt

1888 Born circa

There is a Militia record that is probably him, but I cannot be sure

1915 May 30. Acting Colour Sgt H Benton entered the war in France. It is difficult with the given facts but this appears to be probably him with a service record from 1907, which would explain why he was a Sgt in 1915

1916 Apr 30. MID gazetted.

1916 Jun 15. MID Gazetted

1916 Oct 18 MSM gazetted. "In recognition of meritorious services rendered during this present war" 8920 Sgt (acting CQMS) Benson, Essex Regt)

1919 Jan 15 Discharged and re-enlisted

1919 Jun 15 MID gazetted.

1920 Oct 20. Newcestown Ambush

1921 Feb 18 Gazetted MBE for recognition of gallant conduct in the performance of his duties

1923 Sep 18. Harry Benton, Colour Sgt, arrives UK from Bombay on SS Narkunda. He is travelling 2nd class, and his address is Warley Barracks, Brentwood. He has been living in India and Turkey.

1926 April. A Pocket watch was presented to CSM Harry Benton by the members of the Sgts Mess 1st Battalion Essex Regiment on leaving the regiment to pension .

Percival Ambush