Benjamin, Vivian

Plot LocationSai Wan Memorial
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Given Name(s)Vivian
Place of BirthBombay
Date of Birth (Eng)February 26, 1893
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)September 21, 1945
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at Death52
Hebrew Name 
Spouse’s NameI. S. Elias
Father’s NameCharles Silas Benjamin
Mother’s NameRachel
Other Surnames 
Marital Status 
Maiden Name 
Service RankPrivate (Volunteer)
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of DeathPulmonary tuberculosis
Other Family DataSiblings: Eric, Flossie (b. September 9, 1890; d. June 10, 1972, London) and Olga
Inscription (Eng) 
Inscription (Heb) 
Inscription (Other) 
HistoricalHe came to Hong Kong from London in 1919. The 1923 jurors’ list has him as a manager at J. R. Michael & Co., a firm of agents, brokers and merchants located in the Hongkong Hotel.

He died at sea aboard the HMHS Oxfordshire, a hospital ship that left Hong Kong for the UK on 31 August 1945 with 190 patients aboard, mostly from prisoner of war camps.

Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, service number 4989.

His parents lived in Wembley Park, London.

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