Horace Blows

Name

Horace Blows

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

20/01/1918
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
L/39838
Royal Field Artillery
"X" 2nd Trench Mortar Battery,

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
D.27A
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Before the outbreak of the great war Horace served as a policeman in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

Wartime Service

He was severely wounded by a bomb dropped from an aircraft on the 9th January 1918, and underwent four operations to remove nine pieces of shrapnel, but finally succumbed to his injuries on 20th January 1918.

Additional Information

The brother of Henry John Blows who was killed in action on 21 November 1917 aged 20.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson