Private Fred Benn

Army Number: 21866

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

British 15 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Born at Retford, Nottinghamshire and lived at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Son of Arthur and Florence Minnie Benn, of 23, Long Baulk Lane, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He was a grocer’s errand boy prior to enlisting at Worksop. He went to France on 17th August 1915 and was killed in action, 21st March 1918, aged 20, whilst holding the line near Morchies, France on the opening day of the German Spring Offensive or (Kaiserschlact)

Commemorated: Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7.

Arras Memorial, France.

Private Fred Benn is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Mary and St Cuthbert’s Priory Church War Memorial, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
St. John’s Church War Memorial, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham

His brother Lance Corporal Arthur Leonard Benn M.M. 24th Battalion  Royal Fusiliers also fell in the Great War.