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    Default BENNISON, Matthias Leopold b1881 - WW1

    A few pages mis-filed in the CLA section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Matthias Leopold BENNISON attested for the S Lancs (Regt No 12407) on 3 Sept 1914;
    Discharged 12 Oct 1914 - medically unfit.

    (freebmd shows birth Q4 1881)
    Home: 72 Ormskirk St, ST HELENS;
    Married at PRESCOT, July 1906 - Amelia JACKSON;
    Children: Leo 1907; Bertha 1909; Eric 1911; Norman 1914.

    Anc****y, CLA, pages 226110-226112

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    The 1911 (on Anc) has him (and the form agrees) as Leopold M Bennison, and a machine bottle blower. Amelia's 5 years younger. They have 4 kids listed - Walter, Leo, Bertha and Eric. married 5 years. Everyone b. St Helens.

    Marriage reg has him as Matthias Leopold, Amelia is Miss Jackson.
    Matt-Leo's pension record has survived.

    Find a Grave claims that he's on the Menin Gate having died on 31 Jul 1917, but CWGC has no record for anyone called Bennison with the number 12407. However they do have Matthias Leopold Bennison number 40552, d 31 Jul 1917 age 34, 1 Btn Worcs Regt, son of late John & Anne Jane B., husband of Amelia McDermott, formerly Bennison of St Helens.
    He must have re-joined. Maybe his health improved.

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