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First 50 Heroes — Harold Blackham

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Hidden : 12/08/2018
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Geocache Description:

Harold Groves Blackman was born in 1893 in Smethwick, Birmingham of Albert and Nellie. He was a political agents clerk and in 1911 lived at 5 Church Street, Stavely, Derbyshire. He attended St John the Baptist Church.

He died on 4th June1915 in Messines Sector of Belgium holding two horses outside a house when a German shell exploded. He was 21 years of age and is buried in Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery (I D 17) and commemorated on the Dudley and Claughton school memorials. His First 50 memorial was created for the Famous 50 exhibition by All Saints Primary School.

First 50 Heroes

The Coalville Heroes Series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from our area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Each geocache commemorates a real volunteer and describes his activities during the Great War.

This cache was placed by manxrose with the knowledge of the landowner. The GAGB are helping to coordinate this series. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

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