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Edward Blakemore, Age 41

Private, 17596, 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

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K.S.L.I Regiment Cap Badge.


Edward was the son of Isaac (a farm labourer) and Emma of the 58 Single Row, Hinkshay; he had prior to enlisting worked as a labourer at an iron foundry.

He had the unfortunate of dying of wounds on the very last day of the war 11th November 1918. His battalion had been at Fresnoy-Le-Grand on November 1st before moving to Hollan on the 5th, but when Edward received his wounds from which he died from is unknown.

Edward lies buried in the Premont British Cemetery in Grave III. C.12


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Victory Medal British War Medal