A. J. Blackmore
Service no. 2966
Trooper, 1st Life Guards
Born in Wandsworth
Killed in action on 30 October 1914
Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
This identification is somewhat tentative. This the only A. J. Blackmore in both the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database and in the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919. There is an Albert Blackmore on the 1911 census, living at 1 Kielers Cottages, Clapham Road with his parents, Walter Blackmore and Fanny Blackmore, both 53, and from Devon (Puddington and Sandford). This Albert, aged 15, was a lift attendant in a mansion block. There is no evidence that this and the Blackmore in the military databases are the same person.