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Benson, William
TitleBenson, William
Creator of ContentBenson, William J., 1899-1918
Date of Content2004
SubjectBenson, William J., 1899-1918
Benson, Irene, b. 1904
World War, 1914-1918
Soldiers--Newfoundland and Labrador
War casualties--France
Scope and Content of FondsThis fonds represents a very small portion of the short life of William J. Benson. It consists of letters home to his sister, Irene Benson, from several of the locations where he was stationed during the last year of World War I; official government correspondence informing Irene of her brother's death; personal correspondence from people who had met Benson in Europe; photocopies of official war diary for October 1918, the month in which Benson was wounded and died; two photographs; various other pieces of memorabilia associated with his war service or with his childhood.
Extent of Fonds2 centimeters of textual materials, 2 photographs, 1 identity disk
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierColl-324; AMD-EAD0007
ProvenanceRobert Benson (nephew of William J. Benson), December 3, 2003
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name9.xml
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