HENRY K. BENHAM, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry Benham '88

Date of birth: 1868

Date of death: April 8, 1904

Age: ~35

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Henry Kennedy Benham was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on May 19, 1884 at age 16 years 9 months.

Loss

Henry died of appendicitis at the Naval Hospital at Key West, Florida, on June 27, 2018.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Naval Cadet, 19 May, 1884. Ensign, 1 July, 1890. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 27 April, 1898. Lieutenant, 3 March, 1899.

Memorial Hall Error

Illness is not a criteria for inclusion in Memorial Hall.


Class of 1888

Henry is one of 4 members of the Class of 1888 in Memorial Hall.