Blewitt, A or B
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 10 and 11.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 17 March 1915, and was either killed or died of wounds received in action. The Battle of Festubert had commenced 16 May 1915, in which the whole Battalion was involved. ‘B’ and ‘C’ Companies on vacating the trenches to the assault were met by heavy shrapnel, machine gun and rifle fire. ‘A’ and ‘D’ Companies formed up in support, moving up into new line as places were vacated by ‘B’ and ‘C’ Companies. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of William Walter and Annie Rebecca (nee WOOLDRIDGE) BLEWITT.
His parents married 23 September 1888 at St Edmund’s, Dudley, Staffs. William died 31 January 1903 near Rotherham, Yorks, and was buried 8 February 1903 at Dudley. Ann remarried 1907 in the Dudley district to Alfred Thomas ROBINSON. She died 1960 aged 89; Alfred died 1954 aged 79; both in the Rowley Regis, Staffs, district.
Albert was born 1897 in Dudley, and resided in Brierley Hill, Staffs.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Dudley, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his maternal grandparents.
Date of death17/05/1915
Age at death18
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)