GEORGE CHARLES CANNING Rank: Private Service No: 14373326 Date of Death: 10/10/1944 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Devonshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Grave Reference 9. B. 18. Cemetery ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Arthur C. and Elsie E. Canning, of Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. Birth Place: Norfolk Residence: Salford Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
ANDREW E BLAKENEY Rank: Corporal Service No: 2140 Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers 1st/8th Bn. Grave Reference I. B. 18. Cemetery REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES Birth Place: Merthyr Tydvil, Glam Death Location: Gallipoli Enlistment Location: Salford, Lancs Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Andrew is shown on the 1911 as a 21 year old textile operative living at 34 Garden St, Broughton, with his parents John and Catherine, and brother Frederick.
Hi. this is my Granddad's brother. we still have his last letter written on the ship where he sailed from Alexandria in Egypt to Gallipoli and also the black lined postcard from the King thanking his family for the sacrifice. his brother Frederick lived though the war, though gassed on the Somme. and died in 1953. and is buried in St Joseph's Moston . my father proudly carried the name Andrew all his life, born a month after Andrew's death in 1915 and i proudly carry the family name. RIP.
Thanks for taking the time to post the information with regards to your family.
I hope that you don't mind that I have tidied up the thread/post to make it easier for readers to follow?
Do you know if Frederick served with the Manchester Regiment and the MGC? I can see a medal card that shows a Frederick Blakeney, Manchester Regiment, showing that as well as being awarded the Victory and British medals he was awarded the General Service Medal for serving in Iraq (1920).
The family in 1911: Name: Frederick Blakeney Marital Status: Single Occupation: Textiler Operative Name: Andrew Blakeney Age in 1911: 21 Estimated birth year: abt 1890 Relation to Head: Son Gender: Male Birth Place: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales Civil Parish: Broughton Street address: 34 Garden Street Lr Broughton Marital Status: Single Occupation: Textiler Operative Registration district: Salford
Household Members: Name Age John Henry Blakeney 59 Catherine Blakeney 59 Frederick Blakeney 27 Andrew Blakeney 21