Blakemore, Chief Petty Officer William

Blakemore, Chief Petty Officer William, P/K 65430, Royal Navy.

Son of Mrs Esther Blakemore of the Aged Miners' Cottages, Thornley. News items: 5/9/41 (mistakenly reported POW) and 22/9/41 (still reported missing). Later confirmed dead. Died when the destroyer HMS Greyhound was sunk off Crete on 22/5/41, aged 34. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Laura Annie Blakemore.

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