Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private John Blackshaw
3rd Hussars and 1st London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Commemorated on the Coleshill Grammar School Memorial, John (Jack) Fred Blackshaw was born on the 11th February 1897 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, to parents Fred and Hannah Maria. He was christened on the 11th April 1897 at Marton, near Congleton, Cheshire. His mother later married Peter Bloor and John and his mother lived with the Bloor family at Holt Hall, Nether Whitacre by 1911. John went to Coleshill Grammar School with his step-brother Percy Bloor. John Blackshaw enlisted at Nuneaton in the 3rd Hussars (service number 18838) and was transferred to the 1st Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), service number 16624. He first served in France on the 17th August 1915. Private Blackshaw was killed in action on the 25th March 1918 and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, France. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Allied Victory medals and is also remembered on the Over Whitacre War Memorial, Warwickshire, alongside his stepbrother Private Percy Bloor.