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Bensel, T

Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension

Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Born at Guingamp France (SDGW states Jersey). His real name was Yves Benoit, son of Marie Catherine Benoit of St Helier.

Died of wounds, aged 21 years



The CWGC and SDGW both record him as BENSEL. The Devon and Dorsets Museum at the Keep in Dorchester holds and displays his medals as BENSEL, however, these are accompanied by a caption that refers to this as an alias and that his real name was Yves Benoit.

Thomas Bensel

Private Thomas Bensel, M.M.
Dorsetshire Regiment

Military Medal
1914-15 Star

Thomas Bensel


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas & the Dorsetshire Regimental Museum