Benest family members who served in World War 1

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family members who served in the Great War


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Snowden Benest, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery


Fifteen members of the family saw active service in World War 1.

The dates shown are often birth or baptism dates from our database, not necessarily those shown on service records, and parishes shown are parish of birth, where known, not the parish in which individuals were living when they joined up.

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


Sons of George Le Bas Benest and Clara Ann Labey, including officer brothers who both won the Military Cross

  • George Philip Benest (1899- ) (St B) 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, wounded, ex-RMIJ
  • Cyril John Benest MC (1896-1956) (St B), husband of Miriam Margaret Falla]], OV, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, ex-RMIJ
  • Harold George Benest MC (St B), OV, Captain, Royal Field Artillery, wounded
  • Philip Labey Benest (St B) 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, wounded, ex-RMIJ



Sons of Herbert Benest and Selina Renouf

  • Harold Benest (1894- ) (St H) Private, RJGB
  • Raymond Benest (1898- ) (Tr), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Philip Durell Benest (1882- ) husband of Mabel Toussaint, Private, Canadian Infantry, wounded twice, PoW
  • Philip George Benest (1886- ) (St H) son of Philip and Lydia, Staff Sergeant, Canadian Army Service Corps


Sons of William Le Bas Benest and Emily Bichard

  • Sidney G Benest (1883- ) (St H) husband of Mabel Nicolle]], Private, RAOC
  • William Benest (St H), Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, ex-RMIJ


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