George Benvie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 14406
  • Rank: Guardsman
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 42
  • Date of Death: 25.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No2
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXXVI.H.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Errol
  • Address: 38 Kemback St, Dundee
  • Occupation: North British Railway Company, Dundee East Station
  • Mother:

    Ann Benvie, 38 Kemback St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Benvie, 38 Kemback St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    William

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Benvie

Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Benvie. Brother of Pte William Benvie, 9232, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 14.09.1914.

George Benvie   14406   Scots Guards

SAW SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Private George Benvie, who is reported to have been killed on the 25th of last month.

Private Benvie was previously in the Scots Guards, and saw service in the Boer War with his regiment.  Deceased soldier was the possessor of two medals, the Queens Service Medal with six bars and the Kings Service Medal with two bars.

On returning to civilian life Private Benvie was employed by the North British Railway Company at the Dundee East Station.  He enlisted about a year ago, and was only 25 days at the front when he was killed.  A brother has been missing since the 14th of September, 1914, and is presumed to be dead.  The two soldiers were the sons of Mr and Mrs Thomas Benvie, 38 Kemback Street, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 13th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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