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Name: Maurice Arthur Benjamin
Military Cross (MC) Maurice Arthur Benjamin
Country: South Africa
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 8
Born: 10 July 1883
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: 02 March 1966
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
 
 
The son of Michael and Rose Benjamin, Maurice Arthur Benjamin was a Brisfit observer with 48 Squadron in 1917. Credited with 8 enemy machines, Lieutenant Benjamin received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 5883 on 3 February 1918. He was transferred to the unemployed list on 19 August 1919.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Maurice Arthur Benjamin, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He helped to attack two large hostile machines, one of which was seen to crash to the ground. Previously he helped to engage three hostile scouts, one of which was destroyed and the remainder dispersed. He has helped to destroy four hostile machines in all.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 EA (OOC) Douai
2 09 Apr 1917 a.m. 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Two-seater (DES) E of Arras
3 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Vimy
4 25 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Arras
5 27 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2a 1 Two-seater (DES) 3 Vitry, SW of Douai
6 26 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 4 Albatros D.III (DES) SW of Douai
7 26 May 1917 1945 48 Bristol F.2b (A7119) 4 Albatros D.III (OOC) SW of Douai
8 15 Jun 1917 1940 48 Bristol F.2b (A7117) 5 Albatros D.III (OOC) 6 Fampoux

1 Pilot William Price
2 Shared with Fred Holliday & Capt A H W Wall, Roger Hay, William Winkler & Ernest Moore
3 Shared with Roger Hay
4 Pilot Lt J W Warren
5 Pilot Lt H M Fraser
6 Shared with Harold Pratt & Hugh Owen
 
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