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405610   Private Benjamin Conlon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/11/1887
Died: 22/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Summary      
Benjamin Conlon was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth Conlon. He was born on 15th November 1887. He was the youngest of at least eight children, all born in the Dungannon area. Benjamin emigrated to Canada about 1912. He worked as a stable groom. Benjamin Conlon enlisted in Niagara on 9th June 1915. Private Benjamin Conlon was serving with the 58th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action at Courcelette in the Battle of Flers on 22nd September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1566539
Summary      
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Lower Clonaneese Presbyterian Church Castlecaulfield
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Conlon family Lists Benjamin as age 13 living with his brother's family at house 6 in Ennish, Clonaneese, Tyrone
2 Benjamin Conlon Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (32 no.)
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Benjamin Conlon
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Benjamin Conlon including newspaper clipping
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Benjamin Conlon's death
6 Lower Clonaneese Presbyterian Church Picture of 1914-18 War Memorial in the Meeting House
7 Lower Clonaneese Presbyterian Church Lists families from that Church including Conloan family
8 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese Ben Conlon, killed in action
9 Wikipedia - Battle of Flers Private Benjamin Conlon died in Battle of Flers
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021