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Percy Ingram Blackshaw lived in Little Hulton, Salford. He enlisted in the Army on 11th August 1915 when he was 39 years old, joining the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and given the number 265124.

Percy trained with the 1st/13th Battalion at Clifton Park, Lytham.

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1st/13th at Clifton Park Lytham circa 1916. Private Blackshaw is marked with a red X

The 13th (Home) Battalion was raised in the Winter of 1916, first shown in the Army List of January 1917 with just two officers; Lieutenant Colonel G. C. Ashchurch and Quarter-master B. Goacher. The Battalion was disbanded by August 1918.

Private Percy Blackshaw transferred to the 1st/12th (Pioneers) Battalion for service overseas and sailed from Southampton to Le Havre in June 1916. He was wounded whilst on duty in December 1916

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265124 Private Percy Ingram Blackshaw

From France the Battalion were moved to Salonika, Greece and served as part of XII Corps. They were in Greece between January and June 1917, then moved to Alexandria, Egypt where they remained until April 1918.

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Private Blackshaw serving in Greece or Egypt circa 1917/18

Percy Ingram Blackshaw was eventually demobbed on the 4th March 1919 with 3 years and 206 days service.

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On the 28th January 1922 he received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal in recognition of his War service.

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One Response to 265124 PTE. P. I. BLACKSHAW. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Anthony Blackshaw says:

    Hi Paul,

    This is my paternal Grandfather, his son Kenneth(RN)was my father. The first two photographs are mine and I shared them with John, husband of one of my cousins.

    I have learned a lot about my Grandfather from this article that I did not know before. He died before I was born but I did know his elder brother Charles who was in the Lancashire Fusiliers.

    Thank you. It is so very appropriate to hear all about relatives involved in The Great War. My young grandchildren are really excited to be able to share this information about their family in their forthcoming school projects.

    Tony

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