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Private Benjamin Wynn Delacruz (or Dela Cruz) was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1890, in Liverpool, the son of Filipino-born Juan, a ship's cook, and Elizabeth Ann Delacruz (née Winn), of Liverpool. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Delacruz was working as a boot repairer and living with his family at 16 Frederick Street. He married Annie Swinchin in 1914.

Delacruz died on 10 November 1917, in the Ypres area, while serving on the Western Front with the 2/7th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers. He formerly belonged to the King's (Liverpool Regiment). His younger brother, Henry, a private in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, had died in 1915, during the Gallipoli Campaign.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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