Sunday, December 4, 2011

Private George Blencowe

136309 Private George Blencowe was born in Northampton England on September 30, 1871. At the time of  his enlistment in Toronto on August 17, 1915. Private Blencowe was one month shy of the cut off age for enlistment, 45 years.  Private Blencowe resided in Newmarket and was single, his trade was listed as a labourer. He had served in the 12th York Rangers prior to his enlistment, but was not serving in any militia regiment at the time.  

Private Blencowe would eventually die on March 22, 1933 at the age of 61.

Lest We Forget

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1 comment:

  1. George Bricknell Blencowe was in fact 50 years of age when he enlisted he was born in 1864 in Banbury, Northamptonshire.
    He had served with the 12th York Rangers in 1885.
    In 1885 there was an unsuccessful uprising in Saskatchewan by the Metis people, George was mobilised into the 12th Bn York Rangers. The 12th Battalion of Infantry (York Rangers) mobilized four companies for active service on 10 April 1885. The companies served with the York and Simcoe Provisional Battalion in the Alberta Column of the North West Field Force. The force crushed the opposition and the companies were removed from active service on 24 July 1885.

    In WW1 served in France with 74th CEF and 3rd and 4th Labour battalions . George was honourably discharged 1 Mar 1918 age 54 yrs.