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Blackman, Wilfred Ernest Arthur

Lieut. Wilfred Ernest Arthur Blackman was at King's for three years completing his course just before the outbreak of war. In September, 1914, he enlisted in the London Scottish, and went to France only two months later. After seeing ten months active service, he was wounded in September, 1915, and was invalided to England. In 1916, he was granted a commission, and being gazetted to the Machine Gun Corps, he went out to France in January, 1917. He rose to the rank of Captain, and was mentioned in the Field-Marshal's despatches in 1918. He returned to England on 2nd October last, and after a very brief illness died from double pneumonia. Ā King's College Review, Dec 1918


First name(s)Wilfred Ernest Arthur
Date of birth21 March 1893
Place of birthSouth Norwood
Family details

Son of Mr. H. C. and Mrs. A. A. Blackman, 21 Apsley Rd, South Norwood London

CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1911-1914
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts followed by Teacher Training

B.A. Hons (War degree)

Military unit4th London Scottish / Machine Gun Corps
Date enlistedSeptember 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death14 October 1918
Age at death25
Rank at deathCaptain (Commonwealth War Graves Commission). Soldiers Died in the Great War and University of London OTC 1914-19 give his rank as 2nd Lt.
Place of deathRoyal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich
Cause of deathSeverely wounded and died of pneumonia
Burial placeBuried at Elmers End then reburied at Beckenham Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Croydon War Memorial

Enlisted in London Scottish Sept 1914. Fell as Private Nov 1914 & wounded at Loos Sept 1915. Wounded as Officer Jan 1917 & March 1918


King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London OTC Roll of War Service 1914-18

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