Captain William Stewart Burdett Blackett

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Reference WMO/266906


The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


GU15 4NR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain William Stewart Burdett Blackett, Grenadier Guards. Son of Captain Blackett, Royal Navy. Husband of Mrs Blackett Swiny, of Arbigland, Dumfries. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards on 8 May 1895. Served in the South African Campaign with the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Was living in Manton Grange, Rutland with his wife Prudence and young son Christopher at the time the First World War began and as a reservist was called up immediately, serving with the Leicestershire Yeomanry. Died aged 41 years of wounds at Poperinge during the battle of Ypres, Belgium. He is buried in grave I. B. 3. of Poperinge Communal Cemetery, Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium. He is also commemorated on the Manton War Memorial at St Mary's Church, Manton, Rutland and on the A Squadron Leicestershire Yeomanry Memorial in Oakham Castle, Oakham, Rutland. See also WMO/274164 for a memorial tablet in his home church at Kirkbean.
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Wm Stewart Burdett Blackett, /Capt Grenadier Guards, /of /Arbigland, Dumfries,/ who died of wounds received/ at the battle of Ypres/ November 24th 1914.

William Stewart Burdett Blackett

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