Project Description

BENJAMIN CARLIN 1899–1918

George Carlin
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

Remembered on Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

Enlisted in Nottingham

Rank: Private

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

Go to WWI Timeline to see how this man’s death is part of the wider story of the war.

Other information

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.

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.
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Soissons Memorial, Dept. de l’Aisne, Picardie, France