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Private Benedetto Antonio ("Benjamin") Cervi was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1890, in Manchester, the son of Italian-born parents Lorenzo, an organ grinder, and Maria Palma Cervi. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Cervi was working as an iron turner's finisher and living with his wife, Alice, and son, Robert, at 44 Love Lane.

Cervi died on 25 September 1915, on the opening day of the Battle of Loos, while serving with "D" Company, 7th (Service) Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers. He had arrived on the Western Front in July, with his battalion.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Loos Memorial.

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