Henry John Blows

Name

Henry John Blows

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/11/1917
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
203415
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
Panel 6 and 7.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Henry was the son of Mr & Mrs John Blows of King Street, Royston.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Army in February 1915 and was posted to France later that year. His Battalion was part of the 186th Brigade of the 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division. On the 20th November 1917 the Battalion were heavily involved in action at a position known as Kangaroo Valley, North-West of Graincourt. Over a two-day period the Battalion were heavily engaged against strong German forces. It was during this action that Henry was killed.

Additional Information

Henry’s brother, Horace, died of his wounds in France on the 20th January 1918.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson