'Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve'
Wednesday, September 12, 1917
Tuesday, July 24, 1956
Died in the UK
Corporal James Bensley, a Royal Marines Reservist with the R.M.F.V.R. (Tyne), died  in a parachute training exercise at Poole, Dorset . A former Gunner in No.1 Commando during WW2 , James Bensley had left the Army and was married with a child, residing at Isobella Street, Newcastle, and working as a clerk with the Ministry of Pensions . A Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death .
 AFM ROH.
 Commando Association newsletter 24.
 Shields Daily News Wednesday 25 July 1956.
 Shields Daily News Thursday 2 August 1956.
 + British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
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