BENJAMIN CARLIN 1899–1918
Photograph courtesy of family
Brother of George
Born 1899 in West Bridgford, Nottingham
Killed in action 27th May 1918, age 18
Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial – Dept. de l’Aisne, Picardie
Commemorated on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Age 1, living with father Jason, a police constable, born in Eastwood, mother Fanny and brothers Robert 7 and George 4 on Chestnut Grove, West Bridgford.
Age 11, living with father Jason a police sergeant and mother Fanny, brother George 14 and sister Mabel 2 at the Police Station, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He attended Radcliffe on Trent school.
Enlisted in Nottingham
Service Number: 48425, formerly TR/5/71667
Military Unit: 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 150th Brigade, 50th Division
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
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Benjamin was killed at Aisne during the period of the Third Battle of the Aisne (May 27-June 6, 1918). His final resting place is unknown. No battalion war diaries currently available online. He was listed as missing on the War Office Daily List no.5618, 15.7.18.
According to the pension records his mother, Fanny, was entitled to a pension; there is no evidence that it was claimed.
Brother George became a golf professional and married Annie Rushton, daughter of Arthur Rushton (deceased) on September 27 1924. They had a son on October 19th 1925 called Robert Benjamin and they lived at 36 Cropwell Road.
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.
Soissons Memorial, Dept. de l’Aisne, Picardie, France