Benjamin Seaby

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

BENJAMIN SEABY

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Sussex Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Regimental Number:             
G/15560

Date of Enlisting:                            
10.1914

Date of death:                        
1966

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
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.

 

Family History:

 

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 five children, Violet, Benjamin, David, Myrtle and Olive.

Benjamin died in 1966.

 

Commentary:

Name:

Benjamin Seaby

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

1966

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

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

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