Blower, William



1887 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.73550
DiedJune 23, 1917




These brothers were born to David Blower, an iron plater, and Harriet (nee Vernon) along with 6 further siblings-
David 1878
Harry 1879
George 1880 Staffordshire
Elizabeth 1882
William 1887 Leicester
Emma 1890
Harriet 1892
Alice 1894

In 1881 census the family lived at 9 Sparrow’s Forge Lane, Wednesbury.

In 1891 census the family lived at 42 Edwyn St., Leicester.

In 1901 census they were at the same address where George was a railway clerk and William, aged 13, was a chemists assistant.

In 1905, 8th August, George married Ellen Farmer at St. Mary’s Church, Hinkley and in 1908 they had a daughter, Phyllis.

In 1911 census William was still living with his parents at 25 Bushby Rd, Leicester working as a tailor and George lived with his family at 5 Spinney Hill Rd., Leicester working as a railway clerk.

William is buried in Faureuil British Cemetery (1.B.17). William is also on the memorial at St Barnabas Church, Leicester and at Welford Rd. Cemetery (un 1 725). His brother, George, was also KIA.