Royal Sussex Regiment
Date of Enlisting:
Date of death:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour, St Mary’s Cemetery, Ashwell
Benjamin enlisted in October 1914 with the Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 4033. He transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment, Regimental Number G/15560, serving first with the 11th Battalion with whom he was mobilized to France in March 1915 and fought various battles on the Western Front. He then transferred to the 12th Battalion and received a gunshot wound to his left forearm. After recovering he joined the 16th Battalion, ending the War in Belgium. Benjamin survived the War and died in 1966.
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour. He is buried in the St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, cemetery.
Date of Birth: 2.7.1893
Birth Place: Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence: Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Marriage: 2nd quarter 1920
Benjamin was the eldest son of Alfred and Hannah (nee Barton) born on 2nd July 1893 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before enlisting he worked at a brewery.
Benjamin married Kate Pretoria Randall in the 2nd quarter 1920. They had six children, Violet, Benjamin, David, Myrtle, Derrick and Olive.
Benjamin died in 1966.
|Birth Place:||Ashwell, Hertfordshire|
|Enlistment Place:||Not known|
|Regiment:||Royal Sussex Regiment|
(previously Hertfordshire Regiment)
|Battalion:||16th Battalion (previously 11th, 12th Sussex, 1st Herts)|
|Regimental Number:||G/15560 (previously 4033)|
|Type of Casualty:||Survived|
|Theatre of War:||Western Europe, France and Flanders|