RAIDERS Benish, James Arthur

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Benish
  • FORENAME
James Arthur
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
355623
  • DATE OF DEATH
14th September 1942
  • AGE
22
  • GRAVESITE
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot A 617
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 23.10.1919
father Arthur Frank Benish (1896-1964)
mother Irene (nee Christian) Benish (1896-1982)
Next of kin - Mother, Mrs. Irene Benish, 635 East 9th Avenue, Tarentum, Pennsylvania
enlisted 01.07.1941, Tarentum, Pennsylvania
KIA Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
 

DATE OF DEATH:

14-Sep-1942

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56115206/james-arthur-benish

SERVICE HISTORY:

BENISH, James A., PFC 521/746 SN: 355623
Born: 23 Oct 1919 Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 13 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: 535 E. 9th Ave., Tarentum, PA)
Died: 14 Sep 1942 (KIA, Guadalcanal Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI (Section A, Row 0, Site 617)

Headquarters, Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Hq, ERD, Phila., PA “13Jan42; 13, Jdreenl at DHS Pittsburgh, Pa.; 14 to MB, Quantico, Va.”
Company E, The Training Center, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Jan 1942 Pvt, Co E, TTC, MB, Quantico, VA “13Jan42; 14, Jdfr DHS Pittsburgh, Pa.; 14, jdby S/Rs fr MCR Cl III(c); 25-31, Msm.”

Company D, Rear Echelon, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1942 PFC, Co D, Rear Echelon, 1stMarRdrBn, MB, Quantico, VA “1 only, sk USNH Post; 1-20, at MB, Quantico, Va.; 21-30, abd USS MC KEAN and USS STRINGHAM conn trng exercises; 30, disemb at MB, Quantico, Va.; 3-30, Spl 6cl (BAR)”
Company D, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 PFC, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa & Noumea, New Caledonia) “1-4, (Rear Echelon)at Tutuila, Samoa; 4, emb on bd USS HEYWOOD for trans from Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia; 5-9, underway; 10, arr at Noumea, New Caledonia; 23, emb on bd USS MC KEAN for spl assignment and sailed same date.”
Aug 1942 PFC, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, British Solomon Is)
Sep 1942 PFC, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Guadalcanal, British Solomon Is) “14, Killed in Action”
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