R F Benton, Telegram Boy of Great Wakering, Essex

It is always a bonus finding a vintage photograph of somebody with their name on the back, but to find one with the sitter’s address is very unusual.

R F Benton – Collar No. 22T

“R Benton lived at Foresters Cottage, Shoeburyness Road, Great Wakering, Essex”.

This photograph will shortly be placed on my website.

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2 Responses to R F Benton, Telegram Boy of Great Wakering, Essex

  1. Sarah Spink says:

    There are not many R F BENTONs for this date. The following is the most likely.
    1911 Census
    26 Rear Street, Belle Vue, Salop
    Richard F. BENTON age 15 years Telephone Attendant born Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
    Parents Richard and Elizabeth.
    Richard Frederick BENTON was born 6 April 1895 and died in Kings Lynn district qtr Sep 1980
    He is most likely the Richard F. BENTON who was a Sjt. in the 4 Sig. troop, Royal Engineers.

    • Reminiscene says:

      Thank you for this helpful information, Sarah. My own search of the 1901 Census suggests that you have the right person here. If so, he certainly moved around a bit. Let’s hope this helps somebody to prove their descent from R F Benton.

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