Born: 26th June 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was one of seven sons and one daughter born to Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred (nee O`Hara). He married Jessie E Hamlett in Quarter 3 1922 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. They appear to have had only one child, Francis J, born in 1923.
Residence: In 1901 Francis was living at 41 Yardington Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire but by the time of the 1911 Census the family had moved to 30 Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire. This was the address that appeared on one of his military records but on another record it was shown as Fletcher Gardens, Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. On the 1939 Register he was living with his wife at 10 Grindley Brook, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Employment: Francis was a telegraph messenger in 1911. By 1939 he was employed as a general labourer. He was also an A.R.P. warden at this time.
Died: Quarter 4 1963 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 68.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 19561
Date of Enlistment: 16 November 1915
Date of Discharge: 11 April 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not known