1. Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Picardie
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour12B GQS
4. Memorial:Liverpool Masonic Hall War MemorialCol.3. Hope St.

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Joseph Benjamin Partridge, of 5, Moss Grove, Lodge Lane, Liverpool, and the late Hannah Partridge.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 19/The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 

19th (Service) Battalion (3rd City) Formed in Liverpool on 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot. 30 April 1915 : attached to 89th Brigade, 30th Division. Landed at Boulogne in November 1915. 14 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength. 19 June 1918 : attached to 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division and absorbed by 14th Battalion.

Action : The Battles of the Somme 1916 

The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 is inevitably characterised by the appalling casualties (60,000) on the first day, July 1st 1916. Having failed to break through the German lines in force, and also failed to maximise opportunities where success was achieved, the battle became a series of attritional assaults on well defended defence in depth. The battle continued officially until 18th November 1916 costing almost 500,000 British casualties. German casualties were about the same, and French about 200,000. The Somme could not be counted a success in terms of ground gained or the cost, but it had a strategic impact as it marked the start of the decline of the German Army. Never again would it be as effective whilst the British Army, learning from its experience eventually grew stronger to become a war winning army. The German High Command recognised that it could never again fight another Somme, a view that advanced the decision to invoke unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain of food and material, and in doing so accelerated the United States declaration of war thus guaranteeing the eventual outcome. 287 Brethren were killed on the Somme in 1916.

Detail :

Probate PARTRIDGE Benjamin Henry of 27 Highfield-grove Rock Ferry Cheshire sergeant 19th battalion King's Liverpool regiment died 30 July 1916 in France on active service Probate London 18 October 1916 to Joseph Benjamin Partridge warehouseman. Effects £369 18s. 2d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Downshire No. 594 E.C.West Lancashire

28th July 1904
22nd September 1904
27th October 1904

Three years w.s., war service recorded in the contribution register followed by "Killed in Action July 1916." Past Master.

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