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Assistance from our Tank corps experts please

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Would any of our Tanker's know the circumstances surrounding the following soldiers death

 

 

Private GEORGE BLAKEBOROUGH

205174 12th Bn Tank Corps   (previously Pte 3088 Yorkshire Hussars)

George was killed in action during the Advance to Victory  ? on September 2nd 1918 aged 20

He was the son of William Blakeborough a police sergeant and Mary Ann Blakeborough of 20 Gresham Road. Middlesbrough

The family can be found residing at 56 Linthorpe Road on the 1911 census

George has a commemorative inscription on his parent’s headstone which can be found in Linthorpe Cemetery

The register of soldiers effects list his father William as the legatee of his effects

The claimant of his pension is listed as Mr William Blakeborough  (father) age 57 of 20 Gresham Road Middlesbrough

Born Middlesbrough enlisted York  (N.E.D.G 16th Sept 1918 / photo Northern Echo)

MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY

 

 The man himself

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Commemorative headstone inscription

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Regards Ray

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IPT

There's a account of 12th Bn's actions here -  https://sites.google.com/site/landships/home/narratives/1918/100days/drocourt-queant---2-to-3-september-1st-army/12-battalion-2-september-1918

 

 

In a previous thread, there's a interesting photo of seven 12th Bn mens' graves lined up next to each other, including Blakeborough.  There was a suggestion that they may have been mixed remains;

 

 

 

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RaySearching

Brilliant IPT

Just what I was looking for many thanks

Regards Ray

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