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He was known as 'Wallace'. He was the son of Tom and Annie Blackwell or 235 Castle Boulevard, Lenton. His brother, Private Henry William Blackwell, 16th Bn Sherwood Foresters, was killed on 19 November 1917 (Tyne Cot Memorial).
29 Aug 1918
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8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Tom Wallace Blackwell, served with the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, he died of wounds in No. 9 General Hospital, Rouen, on 29th August 1918. He is buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.(grave ref. R.11.G.13). At the time of his brother's death in December 1917 he had been wounded and was in hospital. He returned to the front and the following August died of wounds;
Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 3 September 1918: 'Blackwell. Died of wounds August 28th (sic) 1918. Private Tom Wallace Blackwell, Lincolnshires, son of Mr and Mrs Blackwell, 235 Castle Boulevard. Second son to fall. Father, mother, Gerty, Harold and sister Marie, brother Robert.' The following notice in the local paper about his brother's death gives the information that Tom had been wounded in 1917. Nottingham Post notice (abridged) 8 December 1917: 'Blackwell. Killed in action November 18th 1917, Henry W Blackwell, Sherwood Foresters, age 36 (sic), eldest son of Tom and Annie Blackwell of 235 Castle Boulevard, Lenton. Mother, father, Gerty and Harold and brother Wallace [Tom Wallace] (wounded, in hospital).' In memoriam published 29th August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BLACKWELL. – In loving memory of Wallace Blackwell, 235 Castle-boulevard, 8th Lincolns, who died of wounds August 29th, 1918. This day brings back sad memories, our loved one gone to rest, and those who think of him to-day, are those who loved him best. – From his loving mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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