Born: 20th July 1899, Hinderclay, Suffolk.

Missing: 24th April 1918; .

Died: 21st September 1918; age 19; Died – Prisoner of War – from Paratyphus at War Hospital Boys College, Monteningen. Served 1 year & 16 days.

Residence: 6, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Student Teacher

Enlistment Details: Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 14th July 1917; Age: 17 years & 359 days; Next of Kin: William Alma & Laura Pilbrow. Height: 5ft 6 1/4 ins. Scar front left wrist & index finger.



Home: 6th September 1917 – 1st April 1918

B.E.F. France – 2nd April 1918 – 23rd April 1918

Missing: 24th April 1918

German Prisoner of War – 24th April 1918 – 21st September 1918.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/96838

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own ( Middlesex Regiment), 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Chambers French National Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. L. Pilbrow, of 6, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.




1901   Steam Mill House, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

Blaydon was a year old and living with his parents.

William Alma Pilbrow, 31, a Jobbing Gardener, born Redgrave, Suffolk.

Laura Susan Pilbrow (nee Blaydon), 34, born Herringswell, Suffolk.


1911   Walnut Tree Farm, Hinderclay, Suffolk.

Blaydon was 11 years old and living with his parents.

William, 41, a Farmer – own account.

Laura, 44.


In August 1911, 12 year old, Blaydon, of Walnut Tree Farm, Hinderclay, near Diss, won a prize in a competition hosted for young people by The Cheltenham Examiner – What Are The Missing Words?


At the beginning of July 1920, William and Laura were informed via a letter that the grave of their son had been located at Chambers Military Cemetery, Metz.


Soldiers’ Effects to Laura Pilbrow – mother.


Blaydon is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich, and also at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.

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Duke of Cambridge’s Own ( Middlesex Regiment), 2nd Battalion

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