Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
CSM William John BLORE. 3/8307
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Company Serjeant Major William John BLORE.
6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Killed 7 August 1915.
Born Leeds, Enlisted Leeds.
Commemorated on Panels 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.
John Sly (<email@example.com>) has researched the career of CSM Blore in connection with CSM Blore's medals. John has written a short biography of CSM Blore.
Medal confirmed on roll WO 100/87 f 18. Also entitled to the 1914-15 Star,
British War and Victory Medals as 3/8307 CQMS, 6/Yorkshire Regiment
Copy of service record from WO 97/4374 He was born 20 March 1877 at 6 Nayloes Court, Leeds, the son of George Blore, a wire worker, and his wife Mary (née Adams).
He was included in a draft from the 1/Yorkshire Regiment under CaptainW J Todd (2nd Battalion) which embarked on the transport Victoria on 26 November 1896 to join 2nd Battalion in India.
The death of his daughter, Louisa Doris, at Pachmarni on 3 May 1904, was reported in the Green Howards Gazette of July 1904.
According to The Sentinel of 21 April 1909, he was, at that time, employed by the Leeds and District Post Office.
He was killed in action during the 32nd Brigade attack at Suvla Bay 7 August 1915.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Soldiers Died... records that he was born and enlisted in Leeds.
(Refs: WO 329/953 f 493; WO 329/2670 f 558
The Green Howards In The Great War [Wylly] pp 176-183
General Register Office
GHG vol IV p 139; vol XII p 72; vol XVII p 20)