Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Albert Edward Blackshaw 1886 - 1915

11th September 1915 Barnsley Chronicle with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born:  1886

Military Service:

Regiment and Battalion: York and Lancaster Regiment 5th Battalion
Service number and Rank: Sergeant - 351
Entered Theatre of War: France 13th April 1915
Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1915 Star & Territorial Efficiency Medal

Death:   10th July 1915 age 29
CWGC Remembered: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Panel Reference: 36 & 55

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of Thomas P. Blackshaw and the late Emily Jane P. Blackshaw - 13 Caxton Street, Barnsley
St Marys Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Albert Edward Blackshaw was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Blackshaw and Emily Jane Blackshaw.  He was educated at Eldon Street North School, Barnsley and was later employed in a warehouse. He joined the 5th York and Lancaster Regt in August 1914 after the outbreak of war: he served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders: reported wounded and missing after the fighting on 10th July 1915 and is now presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was unmarried.

Information from De Ruvigney's Roll of Honour at Ancestry.co.uk

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