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Lance Corporal William Arthur Innocens Blandford

1/5th Bn, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 149th Brigade, 50th Division, B.E.F., T.F.

Capbadge of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library

Burial/Commemoration: Tyne Cot Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Flanders 26/10/1917

Next of Kin: Son of the Revd William Blandford of Malvern

William Blandford born in Harlesdon, Middlesex was the only child of a clergyman. Before retiring to Malvern, the Revd William M Blandford was the vicar of Sutton St Nicholas, South Lincolnshire. His son joined the Army Cyclist Corps in London and was later posted to the 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers [1].

He was killed during the Third Ypres, or Passchendaele Offensive [2] which began in July 1917 and continued until the end of November.

Malvern News 1/12/17


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[1] 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Northumberland_Fusiliers

[2] Third Ypres, or Passchendaele Offensive: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

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