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Private George Henry BLOW, G/19481, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, France and Flanders, 28th June 1918, age 20.

Born Fibshelf, Derbyshire, son of Charles and Sarah Ann Blow, of 10, Grafton St., Worksop, Nottinghamshire.


1911 Census - 10, Grafton St., Worksop - Charles Blow, head, 44, married signalman, Railway Company, born Holton Lee Clay, Lincolnshire; Sarah Ann Blow, wife, age 42, married 16 years, 3 children, 1 still alive, born Wheeloby, Lincolnshire; George Henry Blow, son, age 13, school, born Fibshelf, Derbyshire.


Enlisted Worksop, Derbyshire, age 18, height 5ft 7 inches, weight 131lbs. Resided 10, Grafton St., Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Formerly porter.

Home 9th December 1915 to 25th June 1917; BEF 26th June 1917 to 20th December 1917; Home 21st December 1917 to 17th June 1918; BEF 18th June 1918 to 28th June 1918.

9th December 1915, enlisted; 10th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 21st March 1917, mobilized, joined at Derby; 23rd March 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, 82151; 26th June 1917, posted BEF & 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 21st July 1917, transferred 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th December 1917, 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, boils on back; 20th December 1917, to England on Hospital Ship St Denis; 21st December 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th December 1917 to 14th March 1918, Bath War Hospital, boil; 14th March 1918 to 23rd March 1918, Bath War Hospital, furlough; 30th March 1918 to 3rd June 1918, Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham, boil; 4th June 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th June 1918, Infantry Base Depot, "J"; 19th June 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd June 1918, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th June 1918, joined Battalion in the Field.

20th January 1919, date to which Separation Allowance of 7/3 a week is paid to mother.

11th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Charles Blow, 10, Grafton St., Worksop; Mother, Sarah Ann Blow, 10, Grafton St., Worksop.

Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memoral, Panel 8, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.


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