George Blencowe

Personal Details

Born:  5 December 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family:  He was the sixth son of Charles Leonard Blencowe, a baker, and his wife Margaret Winifred, nee O’Hara. His siblings were William, Catherine, Albert, Charles, Frank, Percy and Harry. He married Rachel H. Salt in Quarter 3 1927 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. No children have been found for this marriage.

Residence:  On the 1901 Census the family were living at 43 Yardington Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1911 they had moved to 30 Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire. This was address shown on the Spring 1919 Absent Voters List. Sometime after his marriage in 1927 George and his wife went to live with her parents at 101 Newlands Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, the address shown on the 1939 Register.  He was still living in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire at the time of his death in 1958.

Education: He was admitted to Whitchurch Grammar School on 15 September 1910 and remained there until 23 December 1913.

Employment:  Upon leaving school he became an assistant in Howell’s drapery and outfitting business, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. On the 1939 Register his occupation was said to be salesman in a tailoring department.

Died:  Quarter 1 1958 at Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, aged 60.

Military Details

Regiment: Military details not known

Other Information: His brothers Albert, Frank, William and Percy also served in WW1. Percy was killed in action in Belgium on 8 July 1917 aged 20. The other brothers survived the war. His youngest brother Harry enlisted but after two months was found to be under age and was discharged. He subsequently rejoined the Army but we have no record of the actual date.

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