We remember Richard Stoddart Benson

We remember Richard Stoddart Benson

Timeline

Timeline

1892
birth Hampstead, London United Kingdom Source:7641200 Source:9540183 8th September 1892
1913
service Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Source:7641200 15th June 1913
1914
service Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Superb Source:7641200 7th January 1914 - 3rd June 1917
1914
service Royal Navy Lieutenant Source:7641200 15th July 1914 - 14th July 1922
1917
marriage Cicely Katherine Beauchamp Source:9540104 17th November 1917
1922
service Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Source:7641200 15th July 1922
1927
service Royal Navy Commander Source:7641200 31st December 1927
1932
service Royal Navy Captain Source:7641200 31st December 1932
1940
dates Age 47 Source:9540104 21st January 1940
1940
service Royal Navy Captain H.M.S. Exmouth Source:9540104 21st January 1940
1940
death Killed in Action Killed along with his entire crew while in command of H.M.S. Exmouth when she was torpedoed. H.M.S. Exmouth United Kingdom Source:7641200 Source:9540163 21st January 1940
1940
awards Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration Source:7641200 1940
burial Portsmouth Naval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Hampshire United Kingdom Panel 36, Column 3. Source:9540104

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Richard Stoddart
Initials RS
Last Name Benson,
Source 9540104
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Royal Navy HMS Superb Lieutenant
Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant
Royal Navy Lieutenant
Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander
Royal Navy Commander
Royal Navy Captain
Royal Navy H.M.S. Exmouth Captain
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
DSO British Award/Decoration
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Henry Benson father
Clarinda Maud Benson mother
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Cicely Katherine Beauchamp wife 17th November 1917

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Official Records

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Royal Navy Officers: 1899 - 1919
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Jonathan101862
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jonathan101862
British Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Battle of Jutland 1916 servicemen Transcription Jonathan101862
British Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Battle of Jutland 1916 servicemen Transcription Jonathan101862
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jonathan101862
Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription Jonathan101862

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Richard Stoddart Benson Jonathan101862

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