W. E. Beney
Service no. 20342
Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 36th Coy.
Died on 30 November 1917 aged 25
Husband of Mahala Beney, of 120 Cowick Road, Upper Tooting, London.
Remembered at Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France
William Elias Beney, the son of William Beney, a coal porter living in 1911 at 1 Belinda Road, Loughborough Junction near Brixton, enlisted in Lambeth, in 1914 or 1915. His mother Mary Ann nee Nichols died a year after his birth in 1892. William Snr remarried and had seven further children. William Jnr is not found on the 1911 census.
The Service Medal and Award Roll states that William Elias Beney’s death was accepted on 11 November 1917, suggesting that he was one of the Missing. He left a widow, Mahala (nee Williams), and a son, Frederick, born in 1914.