George Wilkinson Bladen M.C, M.M

1943 photo

1888 Dec 20, Born Beverley, Yorkshire as George Wilkinson Blaydon. He changed his name when he joined the army.

1891 census at 9, Francis Buildings, North Street, Holy Trinity And St Mary, Kingston Upon Hull

1901 census at 4, Dalton Street Benjamin's Terrace, Sculcoates

1911 census Serving with 2nd E Yorks Regt as a Private at FYZABAD, India.

1914 Sep 8 Lands in France

1916 Jul/Sep Married Lillian E Belcher in Hull

1916 Oct 11. MM gazetted 8175 Actg. Sjt. G. W. Bladen, E. York. R.

1917 Sep 7. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.Os. to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field:—E. York. R.—Co. Serjt.-Maj. George Wilkinson Bladen.

1918 Oct 15. MC Gazetted 2nd Lt. George Wilkinson Bladen, M.M., E. York. R. For great gallantry and initiative during an advance. In full view of the enemy, he was in the forefront, encouraging and advising the forward patrols and showing them methods of advance round the flanks. On one occasion, under heavy fire, he remained standing cool and collected, supervising a post digging in under great difficulties. His example and courage contributed largely towards the success of an advance carried out under novel circumstances.

1919 Mar 9. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: —E. York. R.— G. W. Bladen, M.C., M.M.

1919 Apr 8. E. York. R. Lt. G. W. Bladen, M.C., M.M., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a. Co., 11th.Bn.

1919 Oct 24. E. York. R.—Lt.. G. W. Bladen, M.C., M.M., retires receiving a gratuity.

1920 Nov 25. Joined ADRIC with service no 1108. To Depot Coy

1921 Feb 2 Posted to O Coy

1921 Feb 4. Posted to M Coy

1921 Apr 13. Permitted to resign

1922 Feb 27. Leaves UK for Freemantle, Western Australia. He is a labourer living at 4 Well Place, Beverley

1937 Oct 17. The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off. : E. York R.—Lt. G. W. Bladen, M.C., M.M.

1949 Feb 1 Married Mary Jane Ann Pickup • Perth, Western Australia, Australia

1968 Feb 16 Died in Cardup, Western Australia