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Private 16624 John Frederick Blackshaw

1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Formerly Pvt 18838 3rd Hussars
Killed in Action, France and Flanders, 28th June 1917, aged 20

  • Commemorated: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of [late] Fred and Hannah Maria Blackshaw. Hannah married Peter Bloor in 1909
  • Step Brother of Pvt Percy Bloor
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Over Whitacre
  • Other Memorial: Coleshill Grammar School Memorial

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  • Born 11 Jul 1897 in Marton, near Congleton, Cheshire
  • Lived at Holt Hall, Over Whitacre
  • John was a schoolboy in1911 at Coleshill Grammar School and attended with Percy Bloor
  • First Active duty was on 17 Aug 1915

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