Other names: Harry Wilfred
Locations in this story: Stalbridge, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetEly, CambridgeshirePannal, Ripon, YorkshireCambridge, CambsPlymouth, Devon
Story: Harry Wilfred Benjafield was born in Stalbridge, Dorset, in 1890 the son of Walter Benjafield and Pheobe Sarah Benjafield, (nee Scammell). He lived his early life in Stalbridge but attended Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, for some of his education. By 1911 he was an Assistant Teacher and boarding out at Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire. The Shaftesbury School records show him as serving with the Artists Rifles (London Regiment) during WW1 and his name appears on the listing made by the National Union of Teachers in recognition of his service. Regrettably no other Military or Medal records can be found. By 1931 he was teaching at Ashville College, Pannal, Ripon, Yorkshire. His death was recorded in the Plymouth, Devon, Registry on 17 Sep 1949 though his residence, per Probate Records, shows as 187 Hills Road, Cambridge.