Blenkin, James Stephenson

BORN HULL 18/03/1883. SON OF JAMES BLENKIN & BARBARA ANN MAWBY.HIS FATHER WAS A SHOPKEEPER. HE WAS A BRICKLAYER. HE HAD ALSO SERVED SIX YEARS WITH THE 2ND EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. HE EMIGRATED TO CANADA, IN FEBRUARY 1908. HE MARRIED ON 10/12/1908, IN ONTARIO, CANADA. HIS WIFE FRANCES ANN FOSTON, LIVED 109 HIAWARTHA ROAD, TORONTO, CANADA. ENLISTED CANADA AT THE AGE OF 33. DESCRIBED AS NEARLY 5 FOOT 10 INCHES TALL. BROWN HAIR, GREY EYES, FAIR COMPLEXION. CHURCH OF ENGLAND RELIGION. SCARS ON BOTH KNEES AND FOREHEAD. HE WAS KILLED BY A SHELL WHICH BURST OUTSIDE HIS TENT AND DIED AN HOUR LATER. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 10/04/1919. HE IS BURIED AT THE LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “BELOVED HUSBAND OF FRANCES A. BLENKIN DUNBARTON, ONTARIO, CANADA”


First name:
JAMES STEPHENSON
Military Number:
237017
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
6683
Place died:
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
35
66 , SCULCOATES LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK