Haythorn Benjamin

Information about birth

Year of birth:
Place of birth:
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Last known residence:
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Army information

England, United Kingdom
British Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment place:
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
 —  22nd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
De Knoet Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel: 157

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 Place of death (approximate)

My story

Benjamin Haythorn was born in October 1890 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. He was the son of William Haythorn and Patience Boot. He was married to Beatrice Haythron, and is the father of Eric Haythorn (born on April 15, 1915). He enlisted in Barrow-in-Furness. He served in the 22nd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), part of the 22nd Infantry Brigade of the 7th Division.

The Battalion attacked together with the 20th and 91st Battalion near Zonnebeke. On this attack, there were 5 casualties in the Battalion. Not much more information could be determined from the available war diaries.

Benjamin, aged 27, was killed in action on October 26, 1917. A memorial cross dedicated to him was found near De Knoet Farm (28.D.28.b.20.40). Private Haythorn has no known grave and is remembered on panel 157 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources 3

22nd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/1665/5).
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG13).
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War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
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