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John Benns

Manager in the Stationary Department
Date of Birth: November 30, 1872 Date of Death: October 7, 1947



Date and place of birth: 30 November 1872 St. George in the East, London

Date and place of death:  7 October 1947 London

Nationality: British

Biography:  John grew up in London with his siblings:

Robert William Benns 1858

Beatrice Emma Jane Benns 1860

Walter Bowness Benns 1862

George Edward Benns 1865

Philip Charles Benns 1867

Arthur Henry Benns 1870

Parents: Robert Benns married Lydia Frances Bowness 1858 Southwark, London

Parents occupation:  Robert was a Corn Miller

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known

Occupation: From census records it is possible to follow John’s career –

1891 Stationer’s clerk

1901 + 1911 Commercial Stationers’ Traveller

1939 Stockbrokers’ cashier

Place of residence at Gretna: 10 S West, Gretna

Job Title at Gretna: Manager in Stationary department

Marital Status: John married Ellen Eliza Rees (1872-1954) in 1901 Woolwich

Children: John and Ellen had two children

Gladys Ellen Benns (1902-1991)

Harold Benns (1907-1908)

Travels: Nil known

Awards/Recognitions: Nil known

Trivia/any other information; Editorial of Mossband Farewell mentions John Benns:

Above written by ‘JPR’ page 6 of Mossband Farewell.




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