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
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)
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.
WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,
Grave Reference/Panel Number:
I. K. 6.