Private Alfred Blanksby

Private Alfred Blanksby

Army Number2888 (formerly 406|)

Battalion1/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born and lived at Carrington, Nottingham. Son of Edward and Sarah A. Blanksby, of 1, Toronto Terrace, Church Drive, Carrington, Nottingham. He was a warehouseman prior to enlisting 28th September 1914 at Nottingham. He went to France 25th June 1915 and was killed in action, 27th July 1915, age 18, whilst serving in the line at Sanctuary Wood, Belgium.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 3. Row A. Grave 9.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Private Alfred Blanksby grave

Private Alfred Blanksby is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. John the Evangelist Church War Memorial, Carrington, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.

Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.