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2nd Lieutenant Walter Pearson BLAKESLEY

1/10th Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment 1718 and 290286

Walter was born on 1 June 1893 in Spratton, the son of Edward and Mary Blakesley who lived in the thatched cottages in First Turn, Spratton (now Holdenby Road). His brother Harry was 10 years older and had left Spratton by the time Walter joined up. Their father Edward Blakesley was a pedlar and both his sons were intelligent boys who did well. Harry became a clerk in a leather warehouse in Northampton and Walter was training to be a teacher.

Walter joined the 1/10th Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment as a Private (1718) and was commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 September 1917 (290286). He served in India on garrison duties and returned home safely. He received the British War Medal and the Territorial Force War Medal.

He revisited India later, returning from Bombay to Liverpool in May 1950. Walter died in Leicestershire in December 1967 aged 74.

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Where he lived in Spratton

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Thatched cottages in First Turn, Spratton
Thatched cottages in First Turn, Spratton
Thatched cottages in First Turn, Spratton
Thatched cottages in First Turn, Spratton

MEN WHO SERVED

ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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