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Private Harry Bennison


Harrogate Herald 3rd March 1915

Serving with the Colours and receiving the Harrogate Herald every week

7534 Private H Bennison, Machine Gun Section, 18th Brigade, 6th Division, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment, France


Claro Times - 24th September 1915

One more name has this week to be added to Harrogate's roll of honour, of brave citizens who have laid down their lives in the country's cause.

Private Harry Bennison, aged 30, of Elmwood Street, of the 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, is the latest local man to be reported killed. His death took place under somewhat singular circumstances. He was a reservist, and having been called up on the outbreak of war, had been at the Front twelve months, going through several fierce engagements without mishap. He had been granted leave, and spent this at Harrogate, returning to duty only last week. On his way to the trenches he fell a victim to a stray bullet which struck him in the head.

Bennison was formerly in the employ of the Harrogate Corporation, as a carter, and leaves a widow and two children, with whom much sympathy is felt. He has a brother in the 5th West Yorks, and a brother-in-law in the Yorkshire Hussars.


Harrogate Herald - 6th February 1918

War Notes

John G Bennison has been out at the Front 15 months, and the only Harrogate man in his battalion. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs Bentley's, brewers, and he worked for Messrs Haw and Foster, contractors. His home is at 55 Denmark Street, [54 in street directory] Harrogate. His brother Harry Bennison, was killed two days after returning from leave.


Harrogate Herald - 30th November 1921

Memorial tablet in porch of the Dragon Road Methodist Church : Full article at War Memorials

The tablet, which is surrounded with an artistic raised border, bears an oval wreath in relief, and the names of the fallen in raised letters in the centre as follows : "In honoured memory of the men of this church who fought and died in the Great War. A Bradley, H Bennison, B Bousedale, R Houseman, E [Could be K or H] Hardcastle, A Hood, W A Long, W Macintosh, M Maude, E Middleton, R Preston, N Shepherd, G Topham, W H Weighill, R Wegg. On to the City of God".



Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1st Battalion

Private Harry Bennison 7534

Born : Tockwith

Enlisted : Harrogate

Died : 16th September 1915

Killed in Action

France and Flanders



In Memory of


Private 7534 1st Bn., West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) who died on Thursday, 16th September 1915.

Commemorative Information


WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave Reference/Panel Number:

I. K. 6.