Benjamin Strickland

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Benjamin Strickland

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                               Royal Fusiliers

Rank:                                      Private

Regimental Number:              7687 

Date of Enlisting:                    3.9.1914

Date of death:                         4th quarter 1951

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Benjamin enlisted on 3rd September 1914 and joined the Royal Fusiliers, Regimental Number 7687. After training on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire he was sent to the Western Font on 26th July 1915. The 11th Battalion saw active service in most of the major battles of the Western Front.  Benjamin fell ill and was invalided home in October 1918, about 2 months before the battalion was demobbed.  He survived the War and died in Wandsworth, London in the 4th quarter 1951.

Benjamin was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:      4th quarter 1881   

Birth Place:         Ashwell, Hertfordshire   

Residence:          London

Marriage:            Not known

 

Benjamin was the only son of Frederick Edward and Eliza Ann (nee Wilkins) born at Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the 4th quarter 1881.  His mother died when he was not quite two years old and his father married Hannah Waldock in 1888.  Benjamin was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.   The 1901 census shows him boarding with the Skerman family in Highbury, Islington, London and working as a general labourer.

It is not known if Benjamin married or had children.

 

 

Commentary:

Name:

Benjamin Strickland

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

London

Death Date:

4th quarter 1951

Enlistment Place:

3.9.1914

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Royal Fusiliers

Battalion:

11th Battalion

Regimental Number:

7687

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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