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Bernard Blore was the son of Reuben Blore and Hannah Leavers who married in Nottingham in 1880. They had nine children who survived to be included in the 1911 census. They were: Reuben Herbert (b.1883), Nelly (b.1886), Ernest (b.1888), Samuel (b.1891), Harold (b.1893), Bernard (b.1896), Percy (b.1899), Arthur (b.1901) and Cyril (b.1904). All were born in Nottingham. In the 1891 census Reuben Blore described himself as a bicycle maker and in 1911 as a machine fitter. However the big difference was that in the 1891 census he was living his wife and family whereas by the time of the 1911 census he had left his wife and was living elsewhere in Nottingham. He eventually moved to Coventry where he died aged 62 in 1923. The various family homes where Hannah and the children could be found were: 23 Delhi Cottages, Queen’s Walk, Meadows [C.1891], 5 Norwood Road, Radford [C.1901]; 1 Lawrence St., Radford [C.1911]. Reuben Blore’s 1911 address was 53 Eaton Street, Nottingham. Hannah Blore eventually died aged 80 in Nottingham in 1942.
In 1911 he was employed as an errand boy in a cotton mill.
04 Sep 1918
524489 - CWGC Website
16th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Pte. Blore was called up for service and attested at Nottingham. Following training he was drafted to France. Initially he served with the Sherwood Foresters, No. 6055, bt he was later posted to 16th Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. He fought in the September push which breached the Hindenburg Line, but was seriously wounded. He died on the same day and was buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps.
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