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Private Benjamin Gammage GREEN

7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment G/13726

Benjamin, born on 5 August 1886 in Spratton, was the son of Thomas James Green, a shoemaker from Harlestone, and his wife, Hannah, from a long-established family in Spratton. When he left school Benjamin followed his father's trade and became a shoemaker but when he married Isabel Keeber from Brixworth in 1908 he had become a farm labourer. The couple had two daughters and they lived in a small thatched cottage in First Turn (now Holdenby Road). His mother, Mrs Hannah Green, a widow, lived next door. These cottages were demolished in the 1950s.

Benjamin joined the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, probably early in 1916. He fought in France and was in action at the Battle of the Somme. He was killed on 18 November 1916, but it was some time before his death was confirmed because he was reported as missing in the Northampton Mercury on 19 January 1917. He is buried in the Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France, and is remembered on the War Memorial in Spratton churchyard. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

His widow, Isabel, later married Alwyn Wykes who had also served in the First World War.

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Where he lived in Spratton

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Thatched cottages in Holdenby Road, Spratton, where Benjamin Green and his family lived
Thatched cottages in Holdenby Road, Spratton, where Benjamin Green and his family lived
Thatched cottages in Holdenby Road, Spratton, where Benjamin Green and his family lived
Thatched cottages in Holdenby Road, Spratton, where Benjamin Green and his family lived
Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France
Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France
Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France
Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France

MEN WHO SERVED

ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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