Claro Times - 8th October 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.