Howard Benge
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Howard Benge

Howard Benge
Personal information
Birth nameHoward Wilson Benge
Born(1913-07-26)26 July 1913
Died19 May 1986(1986-05-19) (aged 72)
ClubUnion Boat Club, Wanganui

Howard Wilson Benge (26 July 1913 – 19 May 1986) was a New Zealand rower who won a bronze medal representing his country at the 1938 British Empire Games.


Born on 26 July 1913, Benge was the son of Annie Elizabeth Benge (née Wilson) and her husband, George Frederick Benge.[2]

He won the bronze medal at the 1938 British Empire Games as part of the men's eight.[3] He was a member of the Union Boat Club (UBC) in Wanganui; fellow UBC members in the eight were James Gould and Gus Jackson.[4]

Benge died on 19 May 1986, and was buried in Aramoho Cemetery, Wanganui.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Cemetery view". Whanganui District Council. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Birth search: registration number 1913/20804". Births, deaths and marriages online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Howard Benge". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Today's Rowing". The Evening Post. CXXV (33). 9 February 1938. p. 17. Retrieved 2016.

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