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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 15172 Thomas Blackhurst Willacy

  • Age: 32
  • From: Weston- Super-Mare
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • Died Saturday 30th June 1917
  • Commemorated at: Dozinghem M C
    Panel Ref: I.B.8

Thomas Blackhurst Willacy was born in 1885 in Weston-Super-Mare and baptised on the 21st June, 1885 at St John’s Anglican Church, Weston-Super-Mare and resided in Birkenhead. He was the son of Dorothy Willacy, of 13, Falcon Rd., Birkenhead, and the late John Willacy who died 18th December 1887.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 13 Falcon Road, Birkenhead.  

The mother Dorothy is a widow aged 65, born 1846 and no occupation and was born in Preston. She had three of her children living with her Dora aged 30, born 1881 and is a teacher with the borough council, Helen aged 28, born 1883 is a typist and Thomas aged 26, born 1885 is a clerk. The children were all born in Somerset.

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 15172 when he died on the 30th June, 1917 aged 32.

He now lies in Dozingham Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on the Birkenhead War Memorial.

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

Killed On This Day.

(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old