BLAKEWAY, Frederick Isaac

Lancashire Fusiliers. 05 April 1918

Frederick Blakeway was born at Blackheath. He enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers and joined the 1/7th Territorial Battalion. They had been in the Gallipoli campaign but had since been on the Western Front. In 1918 they were near the Hindenburg Line facing the first German Spring offensive and when the attack came on the 21st March they were forced into a long retreat. They were driven back in the battle of Bapaume and then called upon again for the battle of the Ancre on the Somme. This began on the 5th April and among the many casualties was Private Frederick Blakeway. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and on the Blackheath and Halesowen Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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