Both his birth and marriage
certificate have William’s middle name registered as John. Known
affectionately as Willie, he first attended the Geraldine school and then
was admitted to
As a boy, William remembered some
people coming out from
1911 - Electorate: Temuka No: 424
Surname: Benbow Given Name: William John Joshua Residence:
1911 - Electorate: Temuka Number:
3304 Surname: Looker Given Name: Alice Maria Residence:
1912 On May 5, it was reported that: "Mr W. Benbow, of Temuka met with a painful accident. A dray in an open paddock was being loaded, when the horse became restive and bolted, and in attempting to check its career, Mr Benbow tripped and the vehicle passed over his back. Fortunately the dray was empty and no bones were broken, but he was somewhat severely injured."
1915 - Temuka electorate; living at Cross St, Temuka; engine driver
1919 - lived with parents;
1924 - Temuka Leader: A painful accident befel Mr William Benbow of Cross Street, Temuka on Wednesday morning, at about 8 o'clock. Mt Benbow was proceeding to his work at a fast rate along factory Road when he collided with an obstruction on the road, the force of the impact throwing him forward from the machine, He fell heavily on the ground, receiving severe facial injuries, and was renedered unconscious, while his tongue was bitten through. Dr Hogg was summoned and the injured man was removed to his home, where he is progressing as well as can be expected.
1925 - Temuka Electorate; lived at Cross St, Temuka, engine Driver with Alice
May 192; Accident: William Benbow, father and breadwinner has lost his leg in an accident - a subscription list authorised
1935 - Temuka electorate; lived at
1936 Aug 5: William Benbow died aged
48 yrs was bur.
1938 – Alice Benbow, Widow resided
Maria Davie d: 20 Mar 1970 in Christchurch aged 80 yrs. She was
bur: 23 Mar 1970 Temuka Cemetery with Wiliiam Benbow.
Children of WILLIAM BENBOW and
i. FREDERICK WILLIAM
CHARLES BENBOW, b.
ii. ALICE ELSIE*
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