Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
10/11/1897
Geburtsort:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Joiner

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
204537
Einberufung ort:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/4th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
06/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Beecham, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
19

Begräbnisplatz

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXXIV
Reihe: G
Grab: 22

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille — 11/06/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 11/06/1920

Punkte von Interesse 2

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#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Private Harold Blakey served in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1st/4th Battalion, part of the 147th Brigade, of the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On the 4th of October 1917 the New Zealand Division captured the high ground at Gravenstafel and Abraham Heights during the Battle of Broodseinde. They were relieved on the following day. The 1st/4th Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) relieved the 3rd Canterbury and the 3rd Auckland Battalions in the front line near Abraham Heights.

Abraham Heights was heavily shelled throughout the 6th of October 1917 and the Battalion suffered several casualties in the front line. Private Harold Blakey was severely wounded, due to the German shelling and succumbed to his injuries on the same day. Private Harold Blakey was buried in the field near Beecham. His remains were exhumed after the war and were interred in Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Dateien 1

Quellen 5

"The History of the 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, 1914-1919", Bales P.G., London, Halifax: Edward Mortimer. LTD, 1920, pg. 160-161.
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461965/blakey,-/
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1st/4th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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