Benjamin LANGFORD

Benjamin LANGFORD

Male 1891 - 1914  (23 years)

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  • Name Benjamin LANGFORD 
    Born 04 Jun 1891  Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 25 Jul 1894  St James, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    War Memorial 31 Oct 1914  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 31 Oct 1914  France & Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Extract from 'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919' Bedfordshire Regiment:- "Langford Benjamin. 2/Batt. Enlisted Bedford (born Stretham). 9921 L/Cpl. Killed in action. France and Flanders 31/10/1914."
      The Bedfordshire Regiment (history of): 2nd Battalion. Mobilised at Roberts Heights, South Africa 10 August 1914, then returned UK. Camp at Lyndhurst, New Forest. Part of 21st Infantry Brigade, 7th Division. Left UK 6 October 1914 to Zeebrugge, Ostend, Ypres. On 31 October 1914,on Gheluvelt to Zandevoorde Road.
      Commemorated on both Stretham War Memorials, in St George's Chapel Ely Cathedral and on the Menin Gate (Panels 31 & 33) in Ypres.
    • Story from Grandma Pates is that a chap from Biggleswade (Cocky Day?) was standing next to Ben in the trench; Ben lifted his head to take a cigarette out of the breast pocket of his jacket and was shot by a sniper.
    Notes 
    • DISPOSAL OF EFFECTS:
      2nd Bn., Bedfordshire Regt., L/Cpl 9921, Benjamin Langford
      Died between 30-31 October 1914, In Action.
      Will in favour of Mrs Rose Anne Vaughan.
      Credits: £4 14s 18d; Charges: £4 14s 18d.
      23 April 1915: to Aunt, and sole Legatee, Rose Anne Vaughan £4 14s 18d.
      13 March 1920: to Cousin Abraham Vaughan (war bonus) [6]
    Person ID I65  Freeman-Culpin | Langford descendants, Quince Descendants, Smith descendants
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Isaac LANGFORD,   b. 11 Jan 1851, Chatteris, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1922, Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Emma QUINCE,   b. 1854, Doddington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1895, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1873  St James, Stretham, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Benjamin Langford
    Benjamin Langford

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Birth Certificate.

    2. [S141] Parish Register, Stretham St James.

    3. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).

    4. [S75] Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919.

    5. [S99] FindMyPast, (www.findmypast.co.uk), 1914 Vol.I65 Page94.

    6. [S24] Soldier's Effects, (ancestry.co.uk).

    7. [S173] GRO BMD Indexes 1837-2018, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1873, Ely, 3b 1302.

    8. [S8] Marriage Certificate.