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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 32713 William Joseph Blayney (MM)

  • Age: 25
  • From: Weston Rhyn, Salop
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

William Joseph Blayney was born in 1891 in Weston Rhyn, Salop, and was baptised on the 5th July 1891. He was the son of John Blayney, of New Cottage, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Salop and the late Margaret Blayney who died in 1899 aged 53.

 

The 1901 Census shows the family living at Tynyrhos Cottages, Quinter, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry.

The Father John is a Widower aged 48, born 1853 and is a General Agricultural Labourer and was born in Montgomeryshire, Wales. He is living with William Joseph who is aged 9, born 1892 and is a scholar. They also have a Housekeeper named Eliza Holmes who is aged 61, born in 1840.

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 32713 when he was killed in action on the 18th October 1916 aged 25 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

He is also commemorated on Weston Rhyn War Memorial.

We currently have no further information on William Joseph Blayney, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Baptismal records show William Joseph was born in 1891 and the Census records hold the year 1892.








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