SADLER, Benjamin

Royal Warwickshire. 25 September 1915

Benjamin Sadler was the son of Mrs Fanny Sadler of 5 Rumbow, Halesowen, and attended Halesowen C of E school. He volunteered for the Warwicks, possibly as a pre-war regular soldier, and served in the 2nd Battalion. They arrived in France in October 1914 and immediately went into action in the First Battle of Ypres. Two weeks of almost desperate fighting saved Ypres but at great cost. In early 1915 they moved to Artois and were engaged in the Spring battles of Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, and Givenchy. In the Autumn the main attack was at Loos where the Warwicks were again used in the front line. Private Benjamin Sadler was killed in action on the 25th September, the first day of the battle. He was 21 years of age and is commemorated on the Loos, Halesowen and Halesowen C of E school Memorials.

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Halesowen CE School

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