Lance Corporal William Arthur Innocens Blandford

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

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

Capbadge of the Northumberland Fusiliers

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.

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

Malvern News 1/12/17

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