Born: 20th July 1899, Henderclay, 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.

Enlistment Details: Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk; Date: 14th July 1917; Age: 17 years & 359 days; Occupation: Student Teacher; 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 – 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 & 1914 – 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Chambers French National Cemetery,






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.


Blaydon’s family received his 1914 – 1915 Star on the 21st September 1921.


Blaydon is also remembered on the war memorial under Education at the Town Hall, Ipswich.St. Michael’s Church War Memorial, Ipswich.

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




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