Joseph Baird Blakeney

Joseph Baird Blakeney

Birth 1887 Death 14th Jul 1918 Pvt
West Riding Regt. (Prince of Wale's Own)
Service #325232

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment Tyneside
Residence (Roll of Honour) 226 Station Road, Wallsend, Northumberland
Residence 1911 Census
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended R.C.
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Labourer
Place of Work Shipyard
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Son of Joseph and the late Jane Blakeney, nee Kirk of Cleator Moor, Cumberland. Married 1871 in Whitehaven Registration District
Siblings Sibling of Annie Kirk, Samuel, Ellen Kirk, David, Sarah Gainford, Jane Thompson, Agnes Osborne and Margaret Kirk Blakeney.
Wife's Name and Maiden Name Husband of Catherine Blakeney, nee Sutton. Married 1912 in Tynemouth Registration District
Remarriage of Widow To Joseph Matthews, 1922 in Tynemouth Registration District.
Children's Christian Name(s) Father of James and Jane Kirk Blakeney.
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment West Riding Regt. (Prince of Wale's Own)
Battalion at Enlistment 15th
Rank at Enlistment Pvt
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 325232
Date of Enlistment
Place of Enlistment Wallsend, Northumberland
Other Regiment
Other Battalion 4th
Other Rank Pvt
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts UK WW1 Service and Medal Award Rolls: Served with 15th; 15/17th, 16th and 1st Battalions West Yorkshire Regiment and was also attached to the 3rd Entrenching Battalion all under service number 32532. Also served with the 4th Yorkshire Regiment, service number 204307. UK Register of Soldiers' Effects; Amount Authorized: £11 5s 2d plus War Gratuity of £5. To Whom Authorize: Widow, Catherine, for self and children.
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 31
Date of Death 14th Jul 1918
Regiment at Death West Riding Regt. (Prince of Wale's Own)
Battalion/Vessel at Death 15 th
Rank at Death Pvt
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 325232
Field of Action at Death Flanders
Place of Death Poperinge
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY
Grave Position XV. A. 6
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link,-joseph-baird/
Grave/Memorial Country Belgium
Private Memorial 1914-1918 Plaque, St. Luke's Church, Wallsend. St Marys R Church Cleator WW1 Memorial


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