Benjamin Michael McGrath
Contributed by: John McGrath, on 2008-11-11
|First Name||Benjamin Michael|
|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.