Saturday, 17 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Last Chance to See Moving Tribute

The Poppy Trail and Display in the churchyard of St Laurence, Blackmore, has attracted many visitors over the last fortnight.  Many have commented that it is a "moving tribute" to those who served in the First World War, whose Centenary of its ending was marked on 11 November.  Photographs taken this afternoon.  This is the last opportunity to see the work before it is dismantled on Wednesday 21 November. Can be seen during the shortening daylight hours.







Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (17) Albert Edward Barker

Albert Edward Barker
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. A. Barker Essex
Church window: Edward Barker
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as E Barker [ERO A10815]
Rank:
Private
Regiment:
Essex Regiment. 2nd Battalion.  No. 32975 [CWGC]
Service Details:
There are several men by the name of Albert Edward Barker who served in the Essex Regiment.  Blackmore’s fallen victim is:

Albert Edward Barker
Essex Regiment 2nd Battalion
Born: Romford
Lived: Blackmore
Enlisted: Epping
Killed in action. France. 10.10.1917
No Known Grave  [Source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Personal and family information:
Son of Edward and Amy Barker; husband of Lily Quilter (formerly Barker), of 2, Marion Villas, Oldchurch Rd., Romford. [CWGC]

1911 Census.  This Romford born man was an off licence holder in Camberwell, South East London.  His wife, Lily, three years older than him, aged 32, assisted him in the running of the business. At that time they had two children, Lilian Amy, aged 7, and Edward Leslie, aged 5, who were both at school.  Staying with them on the night of the census was a visitor and monthly nurse, Emma Langstone, aged 64, from Maldon Essex.  The family were all born in Romford. 

1881 Census. Records Lilly Langstone b. 1879 Dagenham, daughter of George & Emma, living Chigwell.

Listed (erroneously) as absent voter at The Bull on the 1918 Electoral Register (because he had died) [ERO C/E 2/1/1].

Baptism of daughter at St Laurence Blackmore: 31st January 1913.   Doris Emma, daughter of Albert Edward & Lily Barker, Licensed Victualler [ERO 266/1/17]

Kelly’s Directory 1914 records the landlord of The Bull Blackmore as Albert Edward Barker.  In 1917 we find the landlady as publican: Mrs Lily Barker. [http://www.deadpubs.co.uk/EssexPubs/Blackmore/bull.shtml].  Given the trade undertaken in the 1911 census this appears to be the link between the man and Blackmore.
After Albert’s death Lily remarried and moved presumably from Blackmore back to Romford. Her surname was Quilter.
Date of Death:
10th October 1917 [CWGC]
Age:
38
Where died:
Died at Peolcappelle. [CWGC]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, deadpubs.co.uk, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum.


Friday, 16 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (16) Ernest Maynard

Ernest Albert Maynard
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: L/Corp. E Maynard Essex.
Church window: Ernest A Maynard.
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as E A Maynard [ERO A10815].
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment "A" Coy. 8th Battalion (formerly 27282 Essex)  Service No: 33237 [CWGC]
Service Details:
Enlisted: Warley. [WFA]
Medal card shows roll ref for Victory/British medals as K/2/104 B11 p. 744.  No reference to L/cpl rank. [Ancestry.com]
Personal and family information:
The Baptism Register [ERO D/P 266/1/11] confirms that Ernest Albert Maynard was baptised on 4th May 1890. His parents were George, a builder, and Emma.

Ernest Albert Maynard is recorded in the Sunday School ‘Scholars’ Admission Book’, baptised May 4 1890 [ERO D/P 266/28].

In the 1901 census Ernest Maynard was living in the Chelmsford Road with his parents, George and Emma,  and 4 older children: Fred W, Joseph H, Eleanor and Edgar.

In 1911 census his parents lived in Chelmsford Road, Blackmore. George, a bricklayer born Blackmore was aged 62, and Emma, his wife of 40 years, born Mile End, was 58 years old.

In the 1911 census Ernest Maynard (then aged 21) was a “domestic gardener” living with his sister Gerlinda [Gertrude] Sankey (aged 26) and her husband, William Sankey (aged 28, a “groom domestic”) at Ivy Cottage, Stondon Massey.  William Sankey is recorded on the War Memorial as coming through the war.  Ernest Maynard worked in the garden at Stondon Massey Rectory before going to war. 

George Maynard died, aged 63, and was buried at Blackmore on 20th March 1912 [Burial Register –original in Church Safe].

Revd. Edward Reeve, Rector of Stondon Massey, was a keen recorder of events during the First World War. He wrote [source: ERO T/P 188/3]:
7th February 1916
Gardeners of military age who can pass the medical tests will now of course be unknown.  William Penson, gardener at Stondon Rectory, went in November 1914 to do his part.  He was engaged for some five months at Stratford, and then proceeded for a rather longer period to Chelmsford where he was employed in guarding Marconi Wireless electric apparatus, and in patrol work of divers kinds.  More recently he has been removed to Manningtree. His place has been filled by Ernest Maynard, a Blackmore lad who has been learning under him, but he too will now be in request for home service.
7th March 1916
Our younger garden helper, Ernest Maynard, has now been called up, and is to join his company for duty on March 15th at Epping.
6th July 1917
We have received news of the death of Ernest Maynard killed on the French Front, formerly a helper in the Rectory Garden.  It appears that he was attached to a Machine Gun which was doing good service when a shell burst among those manning it, killing most of them instantaneously.”

Reeve kept a number of letters relating to local men serving on the Western Front.
Two letters relate to Ernest Maynard [ERO D/P 98/28/18]
1.            A black edged letter
“Fingrith Hall Road, Blackmore. July 13 [1917]
The Rev Reeve
Dr Sir. so sorry to write to tell you the sad news of the death of our dear brother Ernest Maynard who was killed in action June 27. Mother has received a very nice letter referring to his noble death also that he was buried in a cemetery.  Yours truly J H Maynard”
2.            a second letter, dated 8th August 1917
“Dr Sir. Thankyou very much for letter received so sorry but we were unable to answear before as Mother was waiting the captains letter so I have enclosed same My brother was in the Essex drafted to the Bedfords and he was also a Lewis gunner untill he met his death again thanking you for your kind letter. Yours truly J Maynard”.
Reeve noted on the letter, “He was hit by a shell and died instantly. Buried at the British Cemetery at Philosophe. G W Brewster. Captain”. [ERO D/P 98/28/18]

Revd. Reeve records that Ernest Maynard “joined at Epping in March [1916] the 12th Essex” [ERO T/P 188/3 f745]

Following the War Revd Reeve wrote of the deliberations of names to be included on the War Memorial at Stondon Massey:
“The six names are all that we could fairly include, though Ernest Maynard, a Blackmore lad who worked in the Rectory garden here up to the time of enlisting, was well known, and almost eligible; and Fred Garnham, who fell in the Mons retreat, had been brought up in the village, but had married and joined from Radley Green, Writtle.  R J Ellis was living at Norton [Mandeville] when he died, but was included as being a true Stondon lad, and with his old parents still in the parish” [ERO T/P 188/3 f860-863]

His name is not recorded on the Essex Regiment Museum database. [Essex Regiment Museum].

Following the war his mother always laid a wreath at the War Memorial every Armistice Day to his memory [Mary Coller].
Date of Death:
27th June 1917
Age:
27
Where died:
Killed in action  [WFA]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
I. S. 19. Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.  [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Ancestry.com, Mary Coller “Blackmore My 1920s Wonderland”, Church Safe with grateful acknowledgment to the Vicar and churchwardens, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Western Front Association

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (15) James Roast

James Roast
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. J. Roast Essex;
Church Window: James Roast
War Memorial Tablet inside All Saints Church, Doddinghurst
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore & Doddinghurst) [ERO A10815]
Rank:
Private
Regiment:
Essex Regiment 13th Battalion. Service No: 23706 [CWGC]
Service Details:
Born: Norton Mandeville, Lived: Kelvedon Common, Enlisted: Epping [Essex Regiment Museum]
Medal card: Victory/British K/2/102 B9 p. 450 [Ancestry.com]
Personal and family information:
Son of James and Sarah Ann Roast, of Blackmore House Cottages, Hook End.  [CWGC]
Son of James & Sarah Ann Roast, Blackmore House Cottages, Kelvedon Common, Brentwood, Essex  [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Birth registered Q4 1891 Ongar. [Ancestry.com]
James Roast was baptised on 20th December 1891 at All Saints Church, Norton Mandeville. His parents were James, a groom, and Sarah Ann.  The family lived at Norton Mandeville [ERO 267/1/7].
1881 Census. No Roast in Blackmore. 
1891 Census. James and Sarah Ann living at Norton Mandeville
1901 Census.
Blackmore House, Coachman House
James Roast.  Head.  Married.  [Age] 42.  Gardener Domestic.  [Born] Writtle
Sarah Ann Roast.  Wife.  Married.  [Age] 40.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Sidney R Roast.  Son.  [Age] 17.  Gardener Domestic.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Edith Roast.  Dau.  [Age] 12.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
James Roast.  Son.  [Age] 9.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Thomas Roast.  Son.  [Age] 6.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Lily Roast.  Dau.  [Age] 4.  [Born] Norton Mandeville
Arthur Roast.  Son.  [Age] 1.  [Born] Blackmore
Kelly’s Directory 1908 lists a J Roast (father) as gardener to Captain Pigott.
1911 Census.
Forest Hall, Ongar, Essex.
James Roast (age 19) is a Groom domestic at the home of Stephen H King.
Date of Death:
28th April 1917
Age:
26
Where died:
Wounded 7/1916. Killed in action. France.
Buried: Not known [Essex Regiment Museum database]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Arras Memorial, France. Bay 7  [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Ancestry.com, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum, Ron West: who has researched those commemorated on the Doddinghurst War Memorial.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (14) Gerald Wellesley Pigott

Gerald Wellesley Pigott
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Sec Lieut G.W.Pigott R.F.A.
Church Window: 2nd Lt Gerald W.Pigott
Doddinghurst War Memorial Tablet, All Saints Church
Ongar & District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore), out of sequence at end of Blackmore list and misspelled G W Piggot. Not duplicated on Doddinghurst list [ERO A10815].
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery. 127th Battery. 29th Brigade Regiment  [CWGC]
Service Details:
On 15 August 1914 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.  [London Gazette]

PIGOTT, GERALD WELLESLEY 2nd Lieut 127th Battery Royal Field Artillery, only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Wellesley George Pigott, of Blackmore House, Co Essex, J. P., commanding 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade (now on active service), by his wife Helen Louise, only dau. of the late Captain Thomas Donaldson 3rd KO Hussars, by his wife Helen Louisa Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Richard Andrew Hyacinth Kirwan, of Bawnmore Co Galway JP and grandson of the Rev Wellesley Pigott M. A., Rector of Fugglestone cum Bemerton (fourth son of Sir George Pigott 1st Bart); born South Weald co. Essex 3 Sept 1896; educated West Downs, Winchester (1905-10), Wellington College (1910 --13) and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (Feb-Jul 1914); gazetted 2nd lieutenant 3rd Battalion Essex Regiment 15 Aug1914; transferred to the Royal Field Artillery, 15 Jan 1915; and posted to the 127th battery at the front in March; served in France and Flanders, and was wounded at Brielen during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 13 May 1915 by shrapnel, which struck him in the head.  He was taken to the dressing station, and from there conveyed to the no. 2 Clearing Station at Bailleul, where he died 14 May 1915.  Buried at the British Officers Cemetery Bailleul; unm.  The Officer Commanding the 29th Brigade RFA wrote "he was such a good lad, and had the making of a most capable officer, and he will be greatly missed", and the Officer Commanding 127th battery "I am sure if your boy had lived he would have made a very good soldier; he was very keen and had plenty of pluck" [De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour].

Medal card: ΓΈ Victoria, British RFA Off 132 p.188
           15 star RFA Off 132 p. 17D             IVX/2164 d/21.4.21 NW/7/84443
Reverse: App for medals 8/3/21 [mother] Mrs HL Pigott New Brockenhurst. [Ancestry.com]
Personal and family information:
Son of Lt. Col. Wellesley Pigott, O.B.E. (The Rifle Brigade) and Helen, of The Weirs Cottage, Brockenhurst, Hants. Educated at West Downs (near Winchester); Wellington College, Berks and R.M.A., Woolwich. Born at Pilgrims Hatch, Essex.  [Ancestry.com]

1901 Census.
Gerald Pigott, age 4 born South Weald, living with his mother Helen (aged 38, born Dublin, Ireland) at Blackmore House, Lt. Col. Pigott absent.
1911 Census.
Student at Wellington College, Easthampstead, Berkshire.

Following Gerald’s death his father, Wellesley G Pigott, related to Revd. Edward Reeve (Rector of Stondon Massey) that the War Office could not allow his son's body to be brought home for burial in Doddinghurst churchyard.  A memorial service was held instead on 21st May 1915 with Revd. Adams (Doddinghurst Rector) and Revd. Reeve officiating.  He is buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery (Nord).

Blackmore House by Brentwood Essex

May 18th 1915

Mr dear Reeve

I expect that you have heard that Gerald has died of his wounds in Flanders.  We had hoped to have been allowed to bring his body home and lay it to rest in Doddinghurst Churchyard but we hear from the War Office that as he died in the zone that this is not allowed so we must let him rest where he is at present.  We are having a memorial service on Friday at 3.30pm in Doddinghurst Church and we both much hope that you will take part in the service. I have mentioned this to Mr Adams and he fully concurs and asks me to write to you.

Yrs sincerely
Wellesley G Pigott

A further letter, black edged, was sent to the Rector of Stondon Massey.

Blackmore House. Brentwood Essex.

May 22nd 1915

My dear Reeve

Thank you so much for your very kind letter which we both appreciate very much. We also wish to thank you for taking part in the service yesterday and for helping to make it such a beautiful service as it was.  I have attended many services that have been beautifully rendered but I don’t think I ever was present at one that was so much what one would have wished from every point of view and one felt that every one in the Church was there from a sense of real affection for him.

We have had full details of his last hours, he was struck in the head by a shell bursting just above him and was rendered unconscious at once and remained so until his death 21 hours after so we have the great consolation of knowing that he never suffered and never even knew that he had been hit. The doctors say that had his life been spared he would probably have been blind for life and very likely his brain permanently injured as well so it is much best as it is.

With renewed thanks from us both.

Yrs very sincerely

Wellesley G Pigott    [ERO T/P 188/3]

Gerald Pigott’s photograph appeared in Essex County Chronicle, 21st May 1915, under the heading “Essex Black Week: Sad Losses: Photographs. First Battalion Essex Regiment Officers”.  He was described as “Only child of Col. and Mrs. Wellesley Pigott. Blackmore House, killed in action.” 

Date of Death:
14th May 1915
Age:
18
Where died:
Gerald Wellesley Pigott was killed in action in the second battle for Ypres. 14th May 1915. Aged 18.  He was killed by a shell that exploded near him at Brielen. [http://www.123people.co.uk] 
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Buried at the British Officers Cemetery Bailleul.
List of Sources:
Ancestry.com, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, London Gazette.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembering Herbert Game

Sgt. Herbert Game

Herbert Game
War Memorial: Place and inscription
St Martin’s Chelsfield, Kent.
Rank:
Sergeant
Regiment:
Essex Regiment. 11th Battalion.  Service No. 16778  [CWGC]
Service Details:
Born Cockfield, Suffolk.  Lived, Brentwood.  Enlisted, Warley.  Acting Sergeant at time of death [source: Essex Regiment Museum database].
Personal and family information:
Son of Robert and Sarah Ann Game; husband of Alice Louisa Clark (formerly Game), of Melrose, Chelsfield Lane, Green Street Green, Farnborough, Kent. [CWGC]

Herbert Game married Alice Louisa Symons, aged 25, the daughter of Henry Herbert Symons, a Coast Guard Officer from Falmouth, at Blackmore, on 6th October 1909.  He was 29.  [ERO D/P 266/1/12].  Their son Albert Edward Game was baptised at Blackmore on 11th September 1910. [ERO D/P 266/1/11].

“In 1913 he was living in Green Lane Cottages, Ongar Road, Brentwood, the birthplace of my Father”. [Colin Game, descendant]

“I do not believe he ever actually lived in Farnborough, Kent.  Herbert's wife certainly did live there from about 1915 when she moved from Essex. I think she moved there (at about or after Herbert enlisted) to be with her parents being pregnant at the time with Herbert's last child. Her father was in the Navy and moved around coastguard stations”. [Colin Game, descendant]
Date of Death:
15th October 1916
Age:
38
Where died:
Killed in action in France [source: Essex Regiment Museum database].
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Thiepval Memorial.  Pier and Face 10 D. [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Regiment Museum, Essex Record Office, Colin Game a descendant of the person commemorated.


Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (13) David Sutton

David Sutton
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. D. Sutton R.Fus.
Rank:
Private
Regiment:
Royal Fusiliers. 11th Battalion. Service No: 87384. [CWGC]
Service Details:
Medal card: R Fus Pte GS/87384 Sutton, David Victory/British TP/104 B35 p. 4208 [Ancestry]
Personal and family information:
Son of John Joseph Sutton. [CWGC]
Father John Joseph Sutton, mother Elizabeth Scrivener, both born Blackmore ca 1855 [C1881].  Married Q3 1877 St Olave, Southwark.  [FreeBMD].

David Sutton was born Edmonton Q4 1894.  [Free BMD]  Edmonton was in Middlesex.  Baptism Registers for the parishes within Edmonton are in the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road. EC1R 0HB. 
Elizabeth Sutton died Q3 1910 Edmonton. [Free BMD]

1881 Census gives John J and Elizabeth Sutton (both born Blackmore) living in Southwark, St Olave.

1901 Census.  Living Middlesex; with John Joseph age 47 & Elizabeth age 47, also brother Ted Sutton, age 14

1911 Census. David Sutton is living at 66 Seaford Rd Tottenham, a shop boy, age 16; father John Joseph is widower, occupation, carman

Burial Register:
 “John Joseph Sutton. The Bridge, Blackmore. August 6 1932. 77 Years.” (almost certainly the father of deceased).  [Source: Original register in church safe]
Date of Death:
24th October 1918
Age:
24
Where died:
Killed in action, France. [CWGC]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois.  [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Ancestry, Church Safe with grateful acknowledgment to the Vicar and churchwardens, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Free BMD.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. The War Memorial on 11 November 2018


Blackmore. Remembering William Wilsher Fixter. On The Day In History. 12 November 1918

William Wilsher Fixter
War Memorial: Place and inscription
-
Rank:
Private
Regiment:
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).  19th Battalion.  Service No: 132065.  [CWGC]
Service Details:
Born: Blackmoor, Essex
Enlisted: Stratford
Residence: [blank] [SDGW]
Personal and family information:
Baptised at Blackmore:
27th November 1898.  William Wilsher, son of Walter Henry and Charlotte Laura Fixter.  Abode: Plumstead, Kent.  Occupation: Drayman  [ERO D/P 266/1/11]
Burial at Blackmore
Charlotte Laura Fixter   London Hospital   28th October 1910   41 years  [Burial Register in Church Safe].
Date of Death:
12th November 1918
Age:
20
Where died:
Died of wounds France & Flanders [SDGW]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.  Memorial Reference: S III AA 3. [CWGC]
List of Sources:
Church Safe with grateful acknowledgment to the Vicar and churchwardens, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Soldiers who Died in the Great War.

Blackmore. Remembrance 100. Twenty-one days. Twenty-one names. (12) Ted Sutton

Ted (Edward) Sutton
War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Gr. E. Sutton R.G.A.
Rank:
Gunner
Regiment:
Royal Garrison Artillery Clearing Office, formerly 211th Siege Battery.  Service No: 66987. [CWGC]
Service Details:
Service record summary: Ted Sutton was born about May 1887, the son of John Joseph Sutton, of Blackmore [and therefore brother of David Sutton].   In November 1915, when he enlisted, he was a brewery hand, working in Tottenham.  During his service in France he was admitted to hospital twice [the illness is hard to decipher, but looks like haemothorax, a blood clot in the lungs caused by a blow to the chest] in 1917, and again in February 1918 for neurasthenia.  By this time, his 3 years’ service with the heaviest artillery was taking their toll.  But in November, right at the end of the war, he was in Exeter hospital, with shrapnel wounds to chest and leg, and he died there on 24th November.  He was 31.  He is buried at Blackmore, with a Commonwealth War Graves memorial.

Medal card: RGA Gn. 66987 Sutton, Ted Victory/British RGA/132B p. 3192
[He cannot have seen action until early 1916, as there is no 14 Star.].  [Ancestry]
Personal and family information:
Father John Joseph Sutton, mother Elizabeth Scrivener, both born Blackmore ca 1855 [C1881].  Married Q3 1877 St Olave, Southwark.  [FreeBMD].
Elizabeth Sutton died Q3 1910 Edmonton. [Free BMD]
Ted Sutton was born Edmonton Q2 1887. [Free BMD]

1881 Census gives John J and Elizabeth Sutton (both born Blackmore) living in Southwark, St Olave.

1901 Census.  Living Middlesex; with John Joseph age 47 & Elizabeth age 47. Born 1887 Middlesex. Also brother David Sutton, age 6.

1911 Census. Ted Sutton is living at 66 Seaford Rd Tottenham, labourer age 23; father John Joseph is widower, occupation, carman.

Burial Register:
“Gunner Ted Sutton. 1 War Hospital, Exeter. Thirtieth November 1918. 31 Years.” 
“John Joseph Sutton. The Bridge, Blackmore. August 6 1932. 77 Years.” (almost certainly the father of deceased).  [Source: Original register in church safe]

There’s a John J Sutton death registered in Ongar RD Q3 1932, age 77.  [Free BMD]  This agrees with his birth date of ca 1855.  It also shows that John Joseph moved back to Blackmore sometime after 1911, and might well have been here in 1919, when the decisions were taken as to who to include on the War Memorial. 
Date of Death:
24th November 1918
Age:
31
Where died:
Wounded at Ypres. Needs to be verified – at this date the 211th siege battery appears to have been operating much further south, on the Somme or in Normandy.  Exeter Hospital
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Blackmore. St Laurence churchyard
List of Sources:
Ancestry, Church Safe with grateful acknowledgment to the Vicar and churchwardens, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Free BMD.