Otho Charles Benton

Male 1898 - 1977  (79 years)


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  • Name Otho Charles Benton 
    Born 12 Jan 1898  Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 01 Feb 1918  Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FULL NAME Otho Charles Benton
      RANK LAST HELD Rifleman
      WAR World War I, 1914-1918
      SERIAL NO. 76699
      GENDER Male
      DATE OF BIRTH 7 January 1898
      PLACE OF BIRTH Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand
      RELIGION Presbyterian
      FIRST KNOWN RANK Private
      OCCUPATION BEFORE ENLISTMENT Farm hand
      NEXT OF KIN Mr Charles Richard Benton (father), Newstead, Featherston, New Zealand
      MARITAL STATUS Single
      ENLISTMENT ADDRESS Newstead, Featherston, New Zealand
      ENLISTMENT DATE 1 February 1918
      MILITARY DISTRICT Masterton
      BODY ON EMBARKATION New Zealand Expeditionary Force
      EMBARKATION UNIT 40th Reinforcements E Company
      EMBARKATION DATE 10 July 1918
      PLACE OF EMBARKATION Wellington, New Zealand
      TRANSPORT HMNZT 107
      VESSEL Tahiti
      DESTINATION Plymouth, England
      NOMINAL ROLL NUMBER 86
      PAGE ON NOMINAL ROLL 14
      MILITARY AWARDS British War Medal (1914-1920)
      LAST UNIT SERVED New Zealand Rifle Brigade
      REASON FOR DISCHARGE Termination of period of engagement
      ARCHIVES NZ SOURCE Military personnel file
      Other military personnel file
      SOURCES USED Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
      Military Service Record
      PREVIOUS MILITARY EXPERIENCE 17th Regiment, D Company
      Source - Cenotaph Record Auckland War Museum
    Died 06 May 1977  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Featherston Cemetery, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Grave of OC Benton (76699), Featherston Cemetery,
    Grave of OC Benton (76699), Featherston Cemetery,
    Person ID I18154  Frost Family
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2016 

    Father Charles Richard Benton,   b. 6 Apr 1870, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1947, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Catherine Amelia Yelverton,   b. 2 Dec 1871,   d. 27 Dec 1927  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F2676  Group Sheet

    Family Jessie McKenzie,   b. 21 Mar 1908, Pongaroa, Tararua District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 2005, Greytown, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1929  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Electoral Roll 1935  Boar Bush Gully Rd, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, (1935 Farm Hd) farmer
    Wairarapa General Roll 1935, 1938, 1946 and 1949 
    Electoral Roll 1957  Underhill Rd, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, farmer
    Wairarapa Main Roll 1957 
    Electoral Roll 1963  42 Wakefield St, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, pensioner/retired
    Wairarapa Main Roll 1963, 1969, 1972 and 1978 Jessie only 
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F16342  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1898 - Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 01 Feb 1918 - Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, (1935 Farm Hd) farmer
    Wairarapa General Roll 1935, 1938, 1946 and 1949 - 1935 - Boar Bush Gully Rd, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, farmer
    Wairarapa Main Roll 1957 - 1957 - Underhill Rd, Featherston, Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElectoral Roll - Benton, Jessie, married
    Benton, Otho Charles, pensioner/retired
    Wairarapa Main Roll 1963, 1969, 1972 and 1978 Jessie only - 1963 - 42 Wakefield St, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1898/18522 (Reliability: 3), 12 Jan 1898.
      Benton Otho Charles; Mother Katherine Amelia: Father Charles Richard

    2. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1977/33920 (Reliability: 3), 06 May 1977.
      Benton Otho Charles born 12 January 1898

    3. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1929/9244 (Reliability: 3), 21 Mar 1929.
      Jessie McKenzie
      Otho Charles Benton