Monday, 10 May 2010

Blackmore: Wheal family (2)

1 May 2010

I enclose by way of follow up to the previous blog entry ( a photograph and information relating to Albert Edward Wheal.

Bruno Giordan, a member of the Blackmore War Memorial Research Project Group writes:

“I have found the service record for Albert Edward Wheal, who was demobbed in 1919 as L/Cpl, MGC.

“He gives his address as 10 Stondon Road Blackmore – this is clearly a name that has changed, but could be Tipps Cross Lane. His next of kin are father Charles, and wife Annie. He was mobilised in 1916 aged 28, and joined the 3rd Essex. 3 months later he was transferred into the MGC, where he was lucky to have survived. His service no. was 35906.”

Karen from the Western Front Association writes:

“I'm pleased to be able to write that I showed Ian Hook the photo of Ted Wheal on Wednesday and he confirmed that the cap badge is definitely the Essex Cap Badge. He said that Ted was wearing an "economy pattern service uniform" which was only used during the Great War. This photo must have been taken following his enlistment and prior to his transfer to the MGC so the date can be tied down quite tightly.”

I am delighted that we are able to tie the story and picture together.

We would like to get hold of as many pictures we can of these servicemen either in uniform or on civvy street for inclusion on our new gallery page ( If you have any pictures for inclusion they would be gratefully received.



1 May 2010

Many thanks for the info sent to me. It all helps to fill in gaps in the tree.



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