Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
10/11/1897
Lieu de naissance:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Joiner

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
204537
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Unités:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1/4th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
06/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Beecham, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
19

Cimetière

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Parcelle: XXXIV
Rangée: G
Tombe: 22

Distinctions et médailles 3

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

Points d'intérêt 2

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#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

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.

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Sources 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.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
Autre référence
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461965/blakey,-/
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 1st/4th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Sources utilisées