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Lance Corporal 7118 Benjamin Edward Palfreyman

1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in Action, France and Flanders, 13th October 1914, aged 31

First Atherstone man to be killed in WW1 and on the same day as his cousin Bertram

  • Buried: Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave IV.C.607
  • Awarded Indian Frontier Medal with Temperance Bar, Transport Medal, 1914 (Mons) Star with Clasp, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Benjamin and Amelia Palfreyman [nee Ward] of Cotton Mill Yard, Atherstone
  • Cousin of Private Bertram, Lance Corporal Charles and Sapper Harry Palfreyman
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone

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  • Born c1883 at Atherstone. Baptised 10 May 1886
  • Stationed at Colchester Garrison [1901]
  • Stationed in India with 1st Bat RWR [1911]
  • Employed as a Regular Soldier [1901 & 1911]
  • Enlisted 20 Nov 1899

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