James Blakeway attended Stourbridge Grammar School from 1892 to 1900 and became a well known vet in the Stourbridge district. He served in the Worcestershire Yeomanry as a volunteer and was later commissioned in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. He was seriously wounded in the last phase of the war and taken to a military Hospital in Paris. Major James Blakeway died of wounds after victory had been achieved on the 4th December 1918 and is buried at the City of Paris Cemetery (VI 21 15). He is commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church, Stourbridge, and King Edward VI College Memorials. His younger brother, Ralph, of the Worcestershire Yeomanry returned successfully from a Turkish POW camp in January 1919, but another brother, Harry, a surgeon of St. Bart's Hospital, died in February.
Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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