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I have visited the www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk website whilst researching
My Grandfather was George Albert Benjamin b.1888 was from Deptford
I have one photo only of my Grandfather and this was taken in
Mr grandfather was first in the 17th Fusiliers his record of service
shows that on 27th October 1916 he was on charges and tried in the
field by field General Court Martial for shooting another solider,
a Pte Longstaff in the foot. Grandad was sentenced to 28 days without
pay. After which on 28th January 1917 he was then transferred to the
ASC (RASC) service number 306257 as a Driver of horses.
My grandfather joined the Fusiliers at Bury on 4 January 1915
so I am
I am glad to say my Grandfather survived the war and returned
Alfreds Medal Card
He could be on this photo
Also below is his entry on the Forces War Records Web Site.
Eligibility for this award consisted of having been
mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations,
or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th
November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations
in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
The medal was automatically awarded in the event
of death on active service before the completion of this period.
" Information supplied by Lorna
Harvey grandaughter of George Albert
Benjamin" researched by Geoff Pycroft