Rank: Driver 905718
Regiment or Ship: 6th Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery
Service Number(s): 905718
Date of Birth: 1896
Place of Birth: Bexhill
Date of Death: 15.02.1918
Place of Death: Mesopotamia Place of Burial / Memorials:
1 – North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.
2 – Town Memorial Memorial, Bexhill.
3 – St.Stephen’s Church Memorial, Bexhill.
Address: 1) 107 Windsor Road 2) 115 Windsor Road (1911 census), Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Robert Blackford, b.1855 died 1904, and Elizabeth Blackford (nee Gilham) b.1857.
Alice Blackford, b.1882 (1891 Census only).
Ellen Blackford, b.1890.
Jessica Blackford, b.1892.
Maud Blackford, b.1896.
1911 Census seems to record two other live births though it is not clear.
First World War Experience
Cecil was in the Army Territorial Force and served in Mesopotamia.
He was awarded three medals: the Victory, the British and the Star.