Private Frank Fritz Beniston

Private Frank Beniston was born c.1898 and was the son of  Henry and Martha Beniston of Bank Street, Heath Hayes.  

Bank Street, Heath Hayes looking from the junction with Hednesford Road (2012).

Bank Street, Heath Hayes looking from the junction with Hednesford Road (2012).

In August 1916 Frank enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps and in April 1917 was sent to France. During this time Frank worked alongside the Royal Engineers, who were engaged with transport work at various fronts including: Nieuport, Ypres, Arras and Vimy.  He was discharged in January 1919 and received the General Service and Victory Medals.

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