1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Benjamin Michael McGrath

Contributed by: John McGrath, on 2008-11-11

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First Name Benjamin Michael
Surname McGrath
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1943
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Tipperary, Ireland

Benjamin Michael's Story

My grandfather was in aheavy gun artillery garrison. On his 2nd posting to France he was wounded by gas inhalation. That happened on 3/9/1915. He was awarded the 1914star campaign medal with clasp, and the BW & V. Medals. His discharge papers had his character as "Very good. Athoroughly sober, steady and hardworking N.C.O. Honest, reliable and trustworthy."

I never met my grandad as he died 14/3/1943 partly from the gas he inhaled on the 3/9/1915.

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