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Benson, William John (1854–1941)

The death occurred at Alpha of Mr William John Benson, 87, one of Alpha's oldest residents. The sons and daughters of the deceased are Messrs W. J., Thomas and Robert, all of Alpha, and Mesdames W. Hall (Pomona), E.J. Presland (Alpha), A. Williams (Brisbane), P. Pender (Brisbane), R. Kiernan (Alpha), M. Pender (Alpha), and R. Reeves (Rockhampton). Mr C. Dyer officiated at the graveside, which was largely attended.

Original publication

  • Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld), 3 July 1941, p 31 (view original)

Citation details

'Benson, William John (1854–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 January 2020.

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Armagh, Ireland


26 June 1941
Alpha, Queensland, Australia

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