Rank: Private
Service Number:18458.
Regiment: 1st/4th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died Friday 4th May 1917
Age 33
County Memorial Hoole
Commemorated\Buried Savona Town Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: A.12.

Joseph's Story.

Chester Chronicle 30/06/17

“News has been received that Lance Corporal Joseph Benyon, of the Cheshire Regiment, has lost his life at sea. L. Corp. Benyon, whose mother lives at 80 Westminster Road, Hoole, was on a transport which was sunk and his body has been found and buried in Italy. He had been in the forces for nearly two years, and had been wounded three times. Previous to joining the army he was employed at Port Sunlight. He was highly esteemed by all his friends and was well known in Hoole, where he formally lived with his mother. Much sympathy will be extended to his relatives. He leaves a widow and four young children who are at present living in Birkenhead, a mother and several brothers and sisters.”