BLAYNEY William Henry

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment; Northampton Regiment; Labour Corps.
Service Number(s): G/14372; 35020; 84655
Occupation: Head Waiter
Date of Birth: 1884
Place of Birth: Pulverbach, Salop
Address: 6 Endwell Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:  Thomas Blayney (1852-1917) and Harriett Blayney, nee Meredith, (1851 – ).

Lilian May Blayney (1887- ); Samuel Thomas Blayney (1880-1954).

William married Emma Williams on 23rd October 1911 at Fish Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

At the time of the census of 1911 he was working at the Hotel Riposa in Bexhill on Sea.

First World War Experience

When William enlisted on 12th December 1915 he was 32 years and 2 months old.  He was 5’ 4½” tall with a chest measurement of 41” – expanding by 3”.

He served in the Royal Sussex Regiment, the 4th Infantry Labour Company, Northampton Regiment, and the P.O.W. Coy. Labour Corps.

William was awarded both the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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