The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private G Blannin


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Private George BLANNIN, G/17308, 1st Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, No.41 Casualty Clearing Station,  France and Flanders, 10th April 1917, age 45.

Born Bristol, Gloucester, son of Frederick William Blannin.

14th November 1878, Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe, Gloucestershire, baptism of George Blannin, son of Frederick & Emma Blannin.

15th September 1916, St Georges, Hanover Square, London, married Louisa Phillipa Ethel May, spinster, of 32, Carlsbad St., King's Cross, London. 25th June 1920, living at 10 Little Ebury Street, Pimilico, SW.

Children: Elizabeth Mary, born 19th July 1914 & Violet Ethel, born 1st July 1916.

Formerly served Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired17th July 1910.

Called up for Service,  Whitehall, London, age 37, height 5ft 4inches, weight 132lbs. Resided 29 Glasgow Terrace, Pimlico SW. Formerly storeman.

17th August 1916, called up for Service; 25th August 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd December 1916, Chatham, overstaying his pass when warned for a draft, from midnight until 9.45pm 10th inst. 28 days Field Punishment No.2. & forfeits 7 days pay; 14th December 1916, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 9th April 1917, wounded, shell wound, back & side.

21st October 1917, date to which Separation Allowance of 12/6 a week and Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will be paid.

22nd October 1917, pension awarded of 22/11  a week for widow and two children.

25th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Mother / Father, deceased; Widow,  Louisa Phillipa Ethel Blannin; Children - Elizabeth Mary Blannin, born 19th July 1914; Violet Ethel Blannin, born 1st July 1916.

Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, I.M.20., Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.


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