Captain John Alfred Benjamin was a Canadian officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 20 April 1892, in Toronto, the only son of Australian-born Alfred David, of M & L. Samuel & Co., and Rosetta Benjamin (née Levy), of London. Benjamin studied at Upper Canada College and Clifton College before securing a scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge.[1]

Benjamin was commissioned in September 1914, in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).[1] He died on 5 July 1916, during the Somme Offensive, while serving with the 9th Dukes on the Western Front.

He is buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (41217), Col A, p. 6: "Fallen Officers". 12 July 1916.


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