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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Tibshelf, Derbyshire
George Henry Blow was born in Tibshelf, Derbyshire in 1898, the only son of Charles and Sarah Ann Blow of the Old Vicarage, Tibshelf. Charles was a railway signalman and maybe that it was this occupation that took him to Worksop where he continued this work. The small family took residence at 10 Grafton Street in Worksop.
28 Jun 1918
20
874691 - CWGC Website
G/19481
10 Grafton Street, Worksop
Private
1st Bn The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Soldiers Record - Attested Worksop 9/12/1915 no. 82151 Sherwood Foresters 18 years old, residence, 10 Grafton Street – Next of kin father Chas. Blow, mother Sarah Ann. - put on reserve, - Mobilised 21/3/1917 - BEF France 26/6/1917 - Transferred to 6th Battalion Royal West Kent Regt 21/7/1917 number G/19481 – 21/12/1917 posted home and admitted to Bath War Hospital with boils on back. Discharged 14/3/1918 after 84 days and granted furlough until 23/3/1918 – Rejoined BEF France 18/6/1918 – posted to 1st Battalion 24/6/1918 – killed in action 4 days later on 28/6/1918 Worksop Guardian 9 August 1918 We regret to record the death in action of another Worksop soldier, in Pte. George Henry Blow, Royal West Kent’s, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Blow, 10, Grafton Street, Worksop, which occurred in France on June 28th last. The brave lad was only 20 years of age, a fine young fellow, well liked by all who knew him. Before enlisting in March last year, Pte. Blow was a porter at Worksop railway station, in which capacity he was very well known. He was drafted to France in the following June, and was later invalided home, and was in hospital for six months. Recovering, he rejoined his comrades in France, and had only been with them a week when he fell fighting. Of him, and the other gallant lads to have laid down their lives, it may be said:- They died that we might live Hail! And farewell All Honour give To those who nobly striving, nobly fell That we might live. This news was conveyed in an official intimation from the War Office, and his parents and other relatives have the sympathy of their many friends. Reference to Pte. Blow and the late Pte. C. Green, killed in action a short time ago, was made at the United Methodist Church, Potter Street, on Sunday. Both men were connected to the Church.
CWGC - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Blow, of 10, Grafton St., Worksop, Notts. Formerly 82151, Sherwood Foresters He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt ............................................................................................ Pte. Blow's name also appears on the United Methodist Church Worksop Memorial now (2015) held in the Bassetlaw Museum Grove Street Retford
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    George Henry Blow - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett