Benstead, Thomas Robert


War Service:
Private THOMAS ROBERT BENSTEAD Royal Marine Light Infantry died on 3 February 1915 when the armed merchant cruiser HMS Clan McNaughton sank in the Atlantic. There is no firm evidence about the loss of this ship but the consensus view seems to be that she sank in a storm rather than through enemy action.

He was lost at sea and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Mildred’s church, Lee.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Benstead, of Peckham


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