The death of Bob Benson

February 19, 1916
Bob Benson, the well-known Arsenal footballer, died very suddenly on Saturday afternoon from heart failure in the dressing room of the Arsenal ground at Highbury, after having had to leave the field of play in the second half of the London Combination game against Reading.

Benson was working on munitions in Woolwich Arsenal.

Benson was a powerful player, and previous to joining The Arsenal in the season 1913-14 he had tendered great service to Sheffield United.

He gained his international cap against Ireland in 1913, played for the North of England in the trial match of 1913, and for the Football League against the Irish League in 1910.
(Sunderland Daily Echo: February 21, 1916)

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