Benjamin Morley Badcock

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A Second Lieutenant in the 1st/6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters who died on Tuesday 9th July 1918 aged 20. A member of the Inns of Court he was commissioned into the 5th Sherwood Foresters in October 1917. Benjamin arrived in France on 27th June 1918 and was killed in action 12 days later on a night patrol whilst the Battalion were holding front line trenches in the Essars Sector. He is buried in Fouquieres Churchyard extension (grave III.G.4). The 46th North Midland Territorial Division spent three years in this region of the front line and placed their transport and field ambulances in the village of Fouquieres. Born in Staveley on December 7th 1897 he was the son of Dr Benjamin and Mrs Badcock of Staveley Town.


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