The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F G Blockley


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Private Francis George BLOCKLEY, 29230, Depot Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, 4th June 1921, age 21.

Born Gloucester, son of Thomas & Edith Blockley, of 2, Northfield Square, Tuffley, Gloucester.


1911 Census - 21 Moreton Street, Gloucester - Thomas Blockley, head, age 44, married, jobbing gardener, born Monmouth; Emily Blockley, wife, age 38, married 16 years, 5 children, 3 still alive, born Much Newchurch, Herefordshire; Thomas Moulds Blockley, son, age16, single, printers apprentice, born Moss, Herefordshire; Emily Hilda Blockley, daughter, age 13, at home, born Gloucester; Francis George Blockley, son, age 11, school, born Gloucester.


Previously served with 12th Battalion, Worcester Regiment, Service No.15830, 1 year 90 days, discharged 13th March 1916, as underage No.15830. BEF, 19th July 1915 to 16th December 1915. At time of discharge age 16 years 6 months, height 5ft 6 inches, clean smart soldier, address 2 Northfield Cottages, Northfield Road, Gloucester.

Enlisted Gloucester, age 17, height 5ft 11¼ inches.  Resided 2 Northfield Road, Gloucester. Formerly labourer.

Home, 28th September 1916 to 1st April 1918; BEF, 2nd April 1918 to 18th May 1918; Home, 19th May 1918 to 4th July 1918.

28th September 1916, enlisted; 29th September 1916, to Army Reserve; 28th September 1917, mobilized; 29th September 1917, posted 37th Young Soldiers Battalion; 1st November 1917, posted on re-organisation to 53rd Training Reserve, Hampshire Regiment; 12th February 1918, transferred &  posted to 4th Training Reserve; 2nd April 1918, Infantry Base Depot; 4th April 1918, posted 15th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment; 5th April 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th April 1918, transferred to 1/20th London Regiment; 19th May 1918, posted to Depot Royal West Kent Regiment.

4th July 1918, discharged  to 2, Northfield Square, Gloucester, Gloucestershire as "no longer physically fit for War Service" due to wounds.  Tubercle of lung & larynx. Age 19, height 6ft, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Military character good. Found to be an honest, well behaved and willing man during his period of Service. Served 1 year & 280 days. Has served overseas.

Silver War Badge issued

Buried at  Gloucester Old Cemetery, NG. 4065, United Kingdom.

NOTE: Is not shown in Regimental History or Soldiers Died in the Great War, but included on CWGC web site.


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