Second Lieutenant LEONARD RISLEY BENSTEAD

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Rank Second Lieutenant
Forenames LEONARD RISLEY
Surname BENSTEAD
Initials L R
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Sunday, 27 August 1944
Age Unknown
Nationality Unknown
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown, UNKNOWN
Service Number 314930
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron Unknown
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SAINT-DESIR WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VI. F. 5.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details Unknown

Additional Information

 

 

Killed in action.1

 

 

References
1. A History of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) In the War of 1939-45. p.330. Published by William Sessions Limited 1952. By Lieutenant Colonel P. R. Nightingale, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
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Additional information provided by: A History of the East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own) In the War of 1939-45. p.330. Published by William Sessions Limited 1952. By Lieutenant Colonel P. R. Nightingale, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

 

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