Benson, Claude Elmhurst (Captain, b.1887 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0112
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Benson, Claude Ernest
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Ryde
Date made 1915-1916; 1927
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Captain Claude Elmhurst Benson, 9 Battalion, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes extracts from letters written to his mother. Extracts made in 1927 by Benson family in response to request by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Captain Claude Elmhurst Benson, DCM, 9 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Killed in action, France, 2 July 1916. Age 26. Son of Edward Ernest and Elizabeth Benson, of Lane Cove Rd., Ryde, New South Wales.