Private Alfred Ernest Benn trained with the 24th. Kent Regiment, Wallaceburg, and received promotion to Sergeant.
Private Alfred Ernest Benn trained in London and Toronto with the Cycle Corps, leaving for overseas May 13th, 1915. He was stationed at Chisledon Camp, was transferred to shoreham Camp July 19th, and later to Seaford where he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, proceeding to France January 31st, 1916, with the 4th. Canadian M.G.C.
IODE, Wallaceburg News (02-11-1916), No Return Ticket - Wallaceburg War Casualties - Alan Mann 2002
Last Place of Employment
Wallaceburg Brass and Iron Manufacturing Company.
$2.50 per day
August 27th, 1916, Baptist Church, Shoreham, Sussex, England.
January 17th, 1915
Next of Kin
Parents- Mr. & Mrs. C.S. Benn, Wallaceburg, Ontario. Sister- Mrs. Perrie Gordier, Mrs. Bruce Ward, Mary Benn. Brother- Russell Benn, William Benn, Robert Benn, Wallis Benn. Wife- Mrs. Florence Lucy Benn, England.