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Benjamin Cohen

Born:
1891
Died:
13 Tammuz 5677 (03 July 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH2348
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1891
Place of birth:
Glasgow

Death

Date of death:
13 Tammuz 5677 (03 July 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Belgium
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Mendinghem Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

His home:
5 Clynville Terrace, Capetown (1916)

Schools

Name:
Wynberg High School, Capetown
Name:
Allan Glen's School, Glasgow
Name:
Glasgow University
Year left:
1913
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Jewish chronicle Obituary, 05 January 1917

Lieut. Benjamin Cohen, M.B. R.A.M.C. of Cape Town, was fatally wounded on the 3rd July last and died shortly afterwards. Lieut. Cohen was born in Glasgow in the year 1891. He was brought to Cape Town as a child, was educated at the Wynberg High School and later at Allan Glen's School in Glasgow, taking his medical curriculum as Glasgow University where he graduated in 1913. At the close of the same year he returned to South Africa and commenced practice in Cape Town. He was appointed Medical Registrar at the New Somerset in 1914, and, at the commencement of the war when the Medical Officer of the Free Dispensary was called to active service, he took charge of the work of that institution until a permanent Medical Officer was obtained. He was then appointed Additional Medical Officer and anaesthetist. He had from the beginning of the war felt a strong desire to place his services at the disposal of his country. Cohen abandoned everything at the call of duty and went overseas in November 1916.

Family

Siblings

Joseph Cohen (male)
Gustav Cohen (male)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
27 December 1916
Date discharged/death:
03 July 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Army Medical Corps
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery
Battalion/unit:
122nd Bde

Roll of Honour

B. COHEN, 03 July 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Lieutenant
Date of Death:
03/07/1917
Age:
26
Regiment / service:
attd. 122nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery
Cemetery:
Mendinghem Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
II. E. 57.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Medical Registrar
Date started:
1914
Organisation:
New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town
Type of employment:
Medical Officer and Anaesthetist
Organisation:
New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town

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