Joseph Arnold  Benn Southward

Joseph Arnold Benn Southward

Birth 1881 Death 18th Feb 1919 Pte.
South African Pioneers
Service #RC/33

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment Soldiers Institute ,Johannesburg,South Africa
Residence (Roll of Honour) Wath Brow
Residence 1911 Census
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended C of E
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Drill Sharpener
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Abraham & Ann Southward
Siblings Mary Eleanor , Hannah Martha , Abraham Benn , John James , Sarah Ann , Norman Lamb , Isaac Henry , Elizabeth Adelaide
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour Norman Lamb Southward


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment South African Pioneers
Battalion at Enlistment South African Road Corps
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment RC/33
Date of Enlistment December 1918
Place of Enlistment Johannesburg
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Served as ROTHARY .Died from Cerebral Malaria while at Sea on H.M.T. Salamis
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 38
Date of Death 18th Feb 1919
Regiment at Death South African Pioneers
Battalion/Vessel at Death South African Road Corps
Rank at Death Pte
Circumstances of Death Died of malaria
Service Number at Death RC/33
Field of Action at Death
Place of Death HMT Salalami
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial MOMBASA BRITISH MEMORIAL
Grave Position
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-benn/
Grave/Memorial Country Tanzania
Private Memorial St Johns war memorial


Notes Southward family living at Ennerdale Rd Cleator Moor 1901 Census

CWGC page show as Son of Abraham and Ann Southward, of Besk Foot, Silloth, Cumberland. Born at Wath, Cumberland
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