1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George & Joseph Blackmore

Contributed by: Maureen Clapson, on 2008-11-05

George & Joseph Blackmore
First Name George & Joseph
Surname Blackmore
Year of Birth 1894
Year of Death 1943
Regiment 3rd The King's Own Hussars
Place of Wartime Residence Putney, Greater London

George & Joseph's Story

My Grandfather George Blackmore (3rd Kings Hussars) with his brother Joseph (Dorset Regt) & their parents during leave around 1915 in Putney. There were 2 other brothers also fighting, John (13th Batt East Surrey Regt) & Harry (Royal Navy) - their youngest brother Thomas was too young to go. They all survived the war, although some were wounded. But their brother-in-law Percy Challinor (9th Batt Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) who was married to their sister Emily, was not so fortunate, he was killed on 7th June 1917 leaving a daughter Ellen Lavinia aged 9 months.

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