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Benn Jack Brunel Cohen

Born:
6 Tishri 5647 (05 October 1886)
Died:
9 Iyyar 5725 (11 May 1965)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
COH0728
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
6 Tishri 5647 (05 October 1886)
Place of birth:
Liverpool

Death

Date of death:
9 Iyyar 5725 (11 May 1965)
Died in combat?:
No

Places

Schools

Name:
Cheltenham College

Other Organisations

Name:
The British Legion
Significance:
Honorary Treasurer
Name:
The British Conservative Party
Significance:
MP
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Amputation

Cohen volunteered for military service in 1906, joining a territorial battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment. He served with the battalion after the outbreak of the First World War, but remained in the depot in Liverpool until 1917. Meanwhile, two elder brothers joined the Regiment on the Western Front in France, where one was killed in action and the second was gassed. At his own request, Cohen was sent to France in early 1917. He was promoted to Major in June 1917, but was wounded at the Third Battle of Ypres, and both legs were amputated above the knee. He used an electric wheelchair for most of his life afterwards.

Wikipedia article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Cohen_(politician)

Family

Spouse

Vera Evelyn Samuel (female)

Siblings

Samuel Mailtland Cohen (male)
Ethel Julie Cohen (female)
Harold Leopold Wolfe Cohen (male)
Rex David Cohen (male)
Ruth Louise Cohen (female)
Eliot Charlie Cohen

Parents

Father: Louis Samuel Cohen (male)
Mother: Martha Levy "May" (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
1906
Date discharged/death:
1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Major
Sustained injuries:
Both legs were amputated.
Assignments
Regiment:
The King's Liverpool Regiment
Campaigns:
Passchendaele

Roll of Honour

COHEN

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Conservative MP for Liverpool Fairfield

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