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BLACKMORE, R. H., Lieut., R.A.F. and 1st and 6th Essex Regiment. Joining in 1916, be embarked for Mesopotamia early in the following year, but whilst en route contracted a severe illness, and was invalided to India. After his recovery he proceeded to Egypt, and during the Advance through Palestine, took part in several engagements, including the capture of Jerusalem, and was severely wounded. He was eventually demobilised on his return to England in July 1919 and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
45, Ashbourne Grove, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
BLACKWELL, J. H., Private, 23rd Royal Fusiliers. He volunteered in November 1915, and was drafted to France early in 1917. He took part in the offensive in the Spring of that year and was wounded, but after treatment at the Base, rejoined his unit, and fought at the Battle of Cambrai. Unfortunately he was killed in action on March 25th, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
31, Wotton Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
BLACKWELL, P. B., Bombardier, R.H.A. Having enlisted in June 1906, he was sent to France in August 1914, and played a prominent part in the Battle of, and in the Retreat from, Mons, and in the Battles of La Bassee, Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, and Hill 60. At the end of 1915 he was transferred to Salonika, and was in action during heavy fighting on the Vardar, Doiran and Struma fronts, but returned to the Western Front in time to take part in the Advance of 1918. He was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for conspicuous bravery in November 1914, also holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and in 1920 was serving in India.
1, Gonson Place, Deptford, S.E.8.
BLACKWELL, W. J., Rifleman, The Rifle Brigade. Volunteering in September 1914, he was retained on important duties with his unit at various stations. Later he was drafted to Salonika, where he saw much heavy fighting, and took part in the engagements on the Doiran and Struma fronts. He returned to England after the close of hostilities and was demobilised in January 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
76, Glenister Road, East Greenwich, S.E.10.
BLACKWELL, W. J., Private, 25th London Regt. He joined in March 1916, and in August was drafted to France, where he took part in the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele. Later he was transferred to the R.E. and rendered valuable services as a linesman, observer and telephonist with the Sound Ranging Section. He was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
51, Melon Road, Peckham, S.E.16.
BLAGDON, A. J., Private, 1st East Surrey Regt. He joined in May 1916, and after a period of training was drafted overseas. During his service on the Western Front he took part in many important engagements in various sectors, and was wounded in action at Delville Wood. He later fought at the second Battle of the Somme in March 1918, and was taken prisoner and held in captivity until after the Armistice, when he returned to England, and was demobilised in December 1918, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BLAGDON, W. C., Rifleman, 17th K.R.R.C. He volunteered in March 1915, and was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where he was in action in many important engagements, including the Battles of Loos, Vimy Ridge, and the Somme, but was unfortunately killed on September 3rd, 1916. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Nobly striving, He nobly fell that we might live."
27, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BLAKE, A. E., Sapper, R.E. Volunteering at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was quickly drafted to German East Africa. There he did good work as a signaller during heavy fighting, but contracted malarial fever and was invalided to hospital. After a period of treatment he was discharged as medically unfit for further military service in 1917. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
25, Hatcham Park Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
BLAKE, C. J., Rifleman, 2nd Rifle Brigade. He joined in March 1918, and after a period of training was drafted to the Western Front. Owing to his low medical category, he was unfit for service in the firing line and was therefore retained on important guard duties with the Chinese Labour Corps and at prisoner of war camps. He did consistently good work until his demobilisation in November 1918, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
3, Florence Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
BLAKE, C. P., Driver, R.F.A. Mobilised at the commencement of hostilities he was shortly afterwards drafted with his Battery to France, and was in action at Mons, and in the Battles of the Marne and Aisne. He also took part in the fighting at Ypres, Soissons, Festubert and Loos, but in November 1915 returned to England, and was discharged as time-expired. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, Newcastle Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BLAKE, E. (Mrs.) Special War Worker. Volunteering for work of National importance in 1915, this lady was first engaged at Woolwich Dockyard, where she carried out important duties in connection with the manufacture of equipment for the troops. Later she went to Messrs. Francis, Trundley's Road, Deptford, and was employed on munitions until the cessation of hostilities. She rendered valuable services throughout.
6, Kerry Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
BLAKE, J. W., Special War Worker. Throughout the whole period of hostilities, he was engaged on work of National importance with Messrs. Stones and Company, of New Cross. He rendered valuable services as a blacksmith in the manufacture of water-tight doors for all classes of ships and carried out his responsible duties in a very capable manner.
6, Kerry Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
BLAKE, M. (Miss) Special War Worker. For some considerable time during hostilities, this lady rendered valuable services at No. 1 National Saw Mills, Plough Bridge, Rotherhithe, where she was engaged in the manufacture of large cases for Government use. On relinquishing her arduous duties in 1919, she was highly commended for her excellent work.
4, Gooch Place, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BLAKELEY, B. H.,Gunner, R.F.A., and Sapper, R.E. He joined in 1916, and after undergoing a course of training served at various stations on special duties. He also acted as a crane-driver, and owing to the important nature of this work was not able to obtain a transfer overseas. He rendered very valuable services until demobilised in March 1919.
15, Orlon Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BLAKEMORE, R. G. R., Rifleman, 11th London Regiment (Rifles). Joining in October 1916, he was drafted to France in the following year and took part in the capture of Vimy Ridge and Bullecourt, and the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele. He was invalided home with tuberculosis in March 1918, and was discharged as medically unfit for further service in the following month. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
31, Maddin Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.
BLAKEMORE, S. C. B., Corporal, R.F.A. He was mobilised in August 1914, and at once proceeded to the Western Front. There he was in action with his Battery at the Battle of Mons, and in the subsequent Retreat, and later took part in the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, Loos, and the Somme. He also participated in several engagements during the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was in Mons on Armistice Day. Returning home in 1919, he was discharged, holding the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
64, Miall Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.
BLAMIRE, G., L/Cpl., 2nd Northamptonshire Regt. He joined in October 1917, and early in the following year landed in France. There he took an active part in many engagements, during the Retreat and Advance of 1918, including the Battle of Havrincourt. He later re-engaged for another period of two years, and in January 1919 proceeded to India, and was still serving in 1920. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Hyde Street, Deptford, S.E.8.
BLAMIRE, R., Private, K.R.R.C. He volunteered in July 1915, and in January of the following year landed in France, where after two months' service he was wounded on the Somme. Invalided home he was sent, on recovery to Ireland and thence to the Western Front, and during the fighting was again wounded and gassed. Demobilised in August 1919, he holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
26 Hut, Tunnel Avenue, Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BLANCHARD, G., Gunner, R.F.A. Volunteering in June 1915, he was sent overseas in the following year, and did excellent work as a gunner in the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Arras. He was gassed in June 1918 and wounded at Monchy in the following October, and invalided home, and after his recovery he was demobilised in June 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
88, Oareboro' Road, Deptford, S.E.8.
BLANCHETTE, G., Mechanic, R.A.F. (late R.N.A.S.) He joined in 1916, and on completion of his training was retained on special duties at various ports in the South of England. He was unsuccessful in obtaining his transfer overseas, but rendered valuable services with his Squadron. After being in hospital for some time with influenza and tonsilitis, he was demobilised in February 1919.
34, Rosaline Road, Fulham, S.W.6.
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