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Sub-Lieutenant Nathan Henry Benjamin was an English officer of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died during the First World War.

He was born on 12 November 1893, in Poplar, the son of David, a turf commission agent, and Rosetta Mary Benjamin (née Harris), both of London. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Benjamin was working as a clerk while living with his family at 70 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington.

Having formerly belonged to the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, Benjamin was commissioned as a temporary sub-lieuntenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 24 March 1915. In the November, Benjamin joined the Drake Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, at that moment engaged in the Gallipoli Campaign. He remained in Gallipoli until being invalided to Britain in January 1916, suffering from Typhoid fever and the condition "neurasthenia".[1]

After returning to active service towards the end of 1916, Benjamin went to France as a musketry officer before rejoining his old battalion on 12 December. From January to March 1917, Benjamin was occuipied with traffic control duties under the aegis of the Assistant Provost Marshal. He rejoined the Drake Battalion on 6 March, with which he was serving when he succumbed to gunshot wounds on 25 April 1917, at the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, Aubigny.[1]

He is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jack Marshall, comp. The Jack Clegg Memorial Database of Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War.

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