Private Benjamin Franklin Clancy served in WW1 in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces with the 24th battalion (Montreal Victoria Rifles). He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number was 213488.
Born on January 28th, 1898 in New York, U.S.A.
1911 Canadian Census : Listed as living in Hemmingford, Quebec with his uncle and aunt. Listed with him are probably his brother and sister. His name is misspelled in the census (Bengeman)
Educated at Hemmingford Model School.
Entered the service of the Canadian Bank of Commerce on 24th November, 1915.
Name of the father : Thomas M Clancy Address : 150E 128th avenue New York USA
Name of his sister : Bertie Clancy Address : 22 Rue Crescent, Montreal
March 9th 1917 : Enlisted in Richmond, Eastern Township, Quebec in the 5th Canadian Cyclist Reserve battalion
Trade : bank clerk
Religion : Methodist Status : Single Hair: brown
Eyes : brown Weight : 160 lbs Height : 5′ 9″
May 3rd : Sailed from Halifax on board HMS Justicia, arrived in England on May 14th.
June 19th : Transferred to the 24th battalion. Arrived in France on September 2nd.
November 11th : Admitted at the 26th British General Hospital from until the 20th for a contusion at his right feet. Transferred to the 1st British Western General Hospital in Fakarley on November 19th.
August 21st : Admitted at the 12th Canadian General Hospital until the 28th for a laceration at his lower lips. Returned to his battalion on September 5th.
December 27th, 1919 : Hospitalized at the 5th Canadian Field Ambulance for appendicitis until January 6th.
January 23rd : Hospitalised at the Graylingwel, Chichester from until February 13th for appendicitis.
February 13th : Admitted at the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Hospital until April 4th to have an ablation of the appendicitis.
May 18th : Sailed from South Hampton, England on board the ship SS Aquitania, arrived in Halifax on May 25th
May 28th : Demobilized in Montreal
Address after demobilization : Saint-Jacobs Hotel, Richmond Quebec
Address of his bank after demobilization: Commerce Bank at the corner of Crescent and Saint-Catherine.
Returned to duty with the Bank, 18th July, 1919.
In his military service file at one place, there is a note that says that he was, at one point, a Lance-corporal.
February 26th 1946 : Died in Montreal (from the Ottawa Citizen)
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Benjamin Franklin Clancy WW1 medals