9581 Lance Corporal Benjamin Court

8th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Despite an extensive search of the records, I have been unable to discover more than just the basics about Benjamin's life.  

He was born in London and enlisted in Davenport. His service number indicates that he enlisted around

July 1912.

Originally a Private in the 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment,he was promoted to Lance Corporal in the 8th(Service) Battalion,Devonshire Regiment.

His date of disembarkation  into France was on 05/11/1914.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded 3 medals,the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 War and the Allied Victory medals.

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