Fred Bleaken

Memorial: Hawkesbury Upton

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Aircraftman 1st Class 75766

Parents: Mary Ann and Giles Bleaken

Marital status: Married

Home address: Hill View Cottage, Hillesley, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos

Date of birth: 1892

Date of death: 12/03/1920

Buried/Commemorated at: Hawkesbury Cemetery (G.38.), Glos

Age: 28

Further information:

Fred was born in Hawkesbury Upton in December 1892. He was called up to serve in 1916 and served with the Royal Flying Corps until being discharged in 1918. Sadly, in March 1920 he died of tuberculosis, attributed to his wartime service

Married Lilian Grace Bleaken of Hill View Cottage, Hillesley, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos in 1916

Fred Bleaken is remembered on the Chipping Sodbury and District Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre under Hawkesbury

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Many thanks to the researcher Simon Bendry
Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register and Imperial War Museum Lives of the First World War and Forces War Records