|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1887|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1957|
Motor racing driver, bacteriologist and pathologist. Dr Joseph Dudley 'Benjy' Benjafield was born in Edmonton, London, the son of a doctor. Educated at Marlborough and at London University he specialised in bacteriology and clinical pathology at the Evelina Hospital for Sick Children. He served as a Captain in the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) in WW1 and as a Major in WW2. Between the Wars, he became one of the famed 'Bentley Boys', a group of well-to-do young men about town, who partied a lot and raced British Racing Green 3-litre Bentleys to a hat-trick of wins at the Le Mans 24hr Race. Benjafield first raced at Le Mans in 1925 in his own Bentley and raced there each year for the next five years. In 1927 he partnered SCH(Sammy)Davis when the won the great race. He was the founder of the BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) and had a practice in London's prestigious Harley Street.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Cremation at Enfield Crematorium
Created by: Paul Narramore
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
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