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Lance Corporal F Blakeborough


Harrogate Herald - 3rd March 1915

Private E Blakeborough is one of the Harrogate Company of National Reservists guarding the main railway line from London to Southampton, which passes through Winchfield. His photo appears on picture page.


Harrogate Herald - 19th September 1917

Roll of Honour

Lance Corporal F Blakeborough (Liverpool Scottish) was wounded slightly in right foot on July 22nd, and has been in hospital a fortnight. He was wounded again on August 23rd. Writing home he says : "I went back into the trenches at midnight; at 12.30 we went over the top, but the Germans had tons of barbed wire, which we did not expect. When we had got fats in this the enemy opened fire with machine guns and snipers. I was hit in the palm of my right hand by a sniper's bullet about one o'clock". He is now in hospital at Canterbury.