Private Bernard James Bland

Private Bernard James Bland

Army Number: 240424 (formerly 2124)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Wolverhampton and lived at Hasland, Derbyshire. Son of Frank and Emily Bland, of 48, Storforth Lane Terrace, Hasland. He was a blacksmith and shoeing smith prior to enlisting 13th February 1914 at Chesterfield. He went to France 25th June 1915 and suffered gunshot wounds to his left leg and foot, 8th August 1915. He was treated at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station, Remy Siding, Belgium and 18 General Hospital, Etaples, France before being evacuated to England, 16th August 1915. He returned to France 18th March 1916 and died of influenza and bronchopneumonia, 7th November 1918, aged 22, at Rouen, France. 

Buried/: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. S. 3. U. 31.

St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

Private Bernard James Bland is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Hasland Village War Memorial, Hasland, Derbyshire.