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Private Francis Joseph Bentley

Male 1890 - 1918  (27 years)


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  • Name Francis Joseph Bentley 
    Title Private 
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 13 Jul 1890  Dudswell, Le Haut Saint Francois, Estrie, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1914Bap-FrancisJosephBentley.jpg
    1914Bap-FrancisJosephBentley.jpg
    1914 Baptism record for Francis Joseph Bentley, converting to Catholicism to marry.
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave Memorial # 56407353 
    FindAGrave Memorial # 93327256 
    Veteran World War I
    Killed in Action.
    Regimental Service Number 273912.
    Army, Canadian Infantry 'Central Ontario Regiment' Division 19th Battalion. 
    Died 22 Jun 1918  Mercatel, Beaumetz les Loges, Arras, Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg1.jpg
    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg1.jpg
    Circumstances of Casualty record for Frank Bentley.
    "Killed in Action"
    White on duty in the front line about midnight on the 21st and 22nd of June, this soldier was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell.
    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg2.jpg
    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg2.jpg
    Back side of Circumstances of Casualty record for Frank Bentley.
    "Killed in Action"
    Buried Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is a cenotaph memorial stone for Frank in Lakeside Cemetery in Quebec that was placed by his family after his death, his grave is in Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region, France. Plot: II. P. 6.
    1918War-FrankBentley.JPG
    1918War-FrankBentley.JPG
    1918 Common Wealth War Graves headstone document for Frank Bentley.
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    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg3.jpg
    Commonwealth War Graves Registers records note that his Next of Kin was Mrs. F. Bentley of 602 A. Chamford Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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    1918War-FrankBentley-Pg4.jpg
    Back side of Commonwealth War Graves Registers record.
    Person ID I1649  The Hedgecoe - McKenna Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2015 

    Father John Bentley,   b. 29 Aug 1862, Bewerley, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1917, Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Jane Cockshire,   b. 28 May 1862, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1932, Dudswell, Le Haut Saint Francois, Estrie, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Census
    1891CanCen-Bentley-Pg1.jpg
    1891CanCen-Bentley-Pg1.jpg
    1891 Canadian Census record for the Bentley families.
    The family of Selina Young and Stephen Bentley.
    The family of Stephen's parents, Mary Ann Calvert and Matthew Bentley and their youngest children.
    The family of Jane Cockshire and John Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley.
    The family of Elizabeth Bentley and John Hardcastle.
    The family of Margaret Ann Bentley and John Harling. Page 1.
    1891CanCen-Bentley-Pg2.jpg
    1891CanCen-Bentley-Pg2.jpg
    1891 Canadian Census record for the Bentley families.
    The family of Selina Young and Stephen Bentley.
    The family of Stephen's parents, Mary Ann Calvert and Matthew Bentley and their youngest children.
    The family of Jane Cockshire and John Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley.
    The family of Elizabeth Bentley and John Hardcastle.
    The family of Margaret Ann Bentley and John Harling. Page 2.
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg1.jpg
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg1.jpg
    1901 Canadian Census for the Bentley families.
    The family of widowed Selina Young Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Warner and Herbert Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley.
    The family of 'widowed' Jane Cockshire Bentley. It's been discovered that John Bentley was not deceased, but had moved to Western Canada where he had another family.
    The family of Elizabeth Bentley and John Hardcastle.
    Parents Mary Ann Calvert and Matthew Bentley in their own houshold.
    And the Harling family with John Harling and Margaret Ann Bentley and their sons.
    Page 1.
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg2.jpg
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg2.jpg
    1901 Canadian Census for the Bentley families.
    The family of widowed Selina Young Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Warner and Herbert Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley.
    The family of 'widowed' Jane Cockshire Bentley. It's been discovered that John Bentley was not deceased, but had moved to Western Canada where he had another family.
    The family of Elizabeth Bentley and John Hardcastle.
    Parents Mary Ann Calvert and Matthew Bentley in their own houshold.
    And the Harling family with John Harling and Margaret Ann Bentley and their sons.
    Page 2.
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg3.jpg
    1901CanCen-Bentley-Pg3.jpg
    1901 Canadian Census for the Bentley families.
    The family of widowed Selina Young Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Warner and Herbert Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley.
    The family of 'widowed' Jane Cockshire Bentley. It's been discovered that John Bentley was not deceased, but had moved to Western Canada where he had another family.
    The family of Elizabeth Bentley and John Hardcastle.
    Parents Mary Ann Calvert and Matthew Bentley in their own houshold.
    And the Harling family with John Harling and Margaret Ann Bentley and their sons.
    Page 3.
    1911CanCen-JaneCockshireBentley-AgnesSwift-WilliamBentley.jpg
    1911CanCen-JaneCockshireBentley-AgnesSwift-WilliamBentley.jpg
    1911 Canadian Census for the familyof Jane Cockshire Bentley.
    The family of Agnes Swift and William Bentley with his widowed father, Matthew Bentley.
    On the same page is the family of Margaret Ann Bentley and her husband John Harling, including William Leslie Bentley, listed as Leslie Bentley and a grandson. William Leslie Bentley is the son of Agnes Swift and Herbert Bentley, this noted relationship suggests that Herbert was aware that Margaret was his mother.
    Shipping/Immigration
    1882Ship-Bentley.jpg
    1882Ship-Bentley.jpg
    1882 Shipping record for the 'Parisian' for members of the Bentley Family.
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet

    Family Marie Severine Martin,   b. 23 Mar 1884, Rimouski, Bas Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Nov 1914  Saint Zotique Church, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1914Marriage-MarieSeverineMartin-FrancisJosephBentley.jpg
    1914Marriage-MarieSeverineMartin-FrancisJosephBentley.jpg
    1914 Marriage record for Marie Severine Martin and Francis Joseph Bentley.
    Children 
     1. Joseph Frank Gordon Bentley,   b. 6 Jun 1917, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Census
    1921CanCen-ZepherineBentley.jpg
    1921CanCen-ZepherineBentley.jpg
    1921 Canadian Census record for widowed Zepherine Bentley and her son Frank.
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F637  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1890 - Dudswell, Le Haut Saint Francois, Estrie, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1914 - Saint Zotique Church, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1918 - Mercatel, Beaumetz les Loges, Arras, Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Calais, Nord Pas de Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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    Listing in the Ottawa Memorial book, page 367, for Fallen Soldiers for the deaths of cousins Private Frank Joseph Bentley and Private John Arthur Bentley.

  • Notes