Men of the local 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Henry Bennison is standing on the Right.
Identity of the others is not known.
|The following information and the photographs were sent by
Michael Bennison, Henry's Grandson, who was born at Staithes, N Yorks
and now lives in Ayrshire.
Henry Bennison was born at 7 Dixon Street, Skelton and was
aged 7 at the time of the 1901 Census.
His father, also called Henry, aged 33 at that time had also been born
in Skelton and worked in the Ironstone mines.
His mother, Jane, aged 35 was also a native of Skelton.
At that time Henry had a brother, John aged 9 and a sister Edith, aged
In 1914, Henry was playing for Skelton United and is the one with the
ball on the bottom row in this picture.
In the First World War he joined the local 4th Battalion of
the Yorkshire Regiment.
Date of enlistment is not known. He was wounded and became a prisoner
POWs were often badly treated by the Germans, being forced to labour
under harsh conditions and were badly fed.
A great many died as a result, particularly towards the end of the War
when the Germans themselves were suffering
Henry survived and came home to live at Hazelwood House, Jubilee Tce,
Staithes, N Yorkshire.