Blagdon Sydney Cpl 4454404
Name Blagdon Sydney
Army number 4454404
Date of birth Born County Durham 1912/13.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date, but probably early 1939, judging by the Regimental Number. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably September 1939. Served ? BEF. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. DIED of WOUNDS 3/3/1945 sustained while with 11th Bn DLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died of Wounds 03-Mar-45. Authority: 104-91 (SW 610) (SW 612) in Gartlock Hospital, Nr Glasgow. Buried Grave 82. Sec 1. RC. Belmont Cemetery.
Home address Resident of Belmont, Durham City. Son of George and Mary Helen Blagdon, husband of Hermione Blagdon, Durham. Married Hermione Redden Q3 1935, Durham. Two daughters born 1936 (Margaret Agnes) and 1939 (Mary S) - the latter of whom died in 1941 at the age of two.
Source table 11DLI
The inscription on the headstone reads - "Peace, perfect peace".
Corporal Blagdon's name has now been added to the Belmont Village War Memorial and was dedicated, along with seven other additional names, during the Remembrance Service on Sunday 13th November 2017 in the researcher's presence.