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William Blackburn Middlesex Regt KIA 25 Sept 1915


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Can anyone point me in the right direction, im trying to research a William Blackburn Middlesex Regt KIA 25the Sept 1915 Loos, Soldiers died list him as Born Walworth Surrey, Enlisted St Pauls, i believe this to be near Southwark, no residence given, does anyone know which library or archive would be best to contact relating to period newspaper research to gain any info on this chap, or even local memorials that he may be or have been listed on, anything as always appreciated, Geoff

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The Baptisms for London on Ancestry have a William Blackburn baptised on 16th October 1894 at St Stephens Church, Walworth to Charles and Clara Blackburn living at 3 Sedan Street and I found a 1901 Census for him living at 107 Westmoreland Rd along with siblings Clara aged 11, Ivy aged 7 and Elma? aged 4 as well as his parents. The 1911 Census has him living with his sister Clara at his Aunt/Uncle house at 126 Poplar Walk Road, Herne Hill, his occupation is given as a Porter. Hopefully this is the right man.

The 1877 Parish Map of London on the MAPCO website does show a St Paul's parish in the right area.



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Indefatigable, that backs up the effect registry entry which gives his father Charles as sole legatee, so i reckon your info is my man, just need to know which library to attend, many thanks, Geoff

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SPOF/Phil, many thanks for the advice, will have to plan a visit, Geoff

Been looking on the internet, however it also looks like most of the memorials for the area appear un-named ??

PS, nice little website Phil

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