Lieutenant Robert Burton Benison

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers
Date published: 04/12/1914
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 20/09/1914
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Vendresse British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Plot: III. C. 7.
Information: Lieutenant Robert Burton Benison, 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers, killed in action at the battle of the Aisne on September 20th. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. J. J. Benison, of Slieve Russell, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. He was born in 1891, educated at Portora School, Enniskillen, and St. Paul's School, London, from which he went to Sandhurst. In 1911 he was gazetted to the Connaught Rangers, joining that Regiment at the Curragh. While in Kildare he was a prominent follower of hounds and a smart cross country runner, and for some time he kept the Regimental Beagles. Lieutenant Benison was Signalling officer to the Regiment, and while in France held the post of Intelligence officer. He was killed in the trenches of La Soupire whilst rallying his men who were being raked by terrific rifle and artillery fire.