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Benjamin Bolstridge
Male 1885 - 1917


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  • Birth  1885  Normanton, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  Benjamin Robinson 
    GRO Birth Index  Dec 1885  Mansfield 7b - 69
    Occupation  1901 - 1911  Coal Miner
    Residence  1911  22, Powell Street, Castleford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location ; Boarding with Father in Law Thomas Dunwell
    Miltary Service  1917  4th Batallion Grenadier Guards  [3
    Service Number  1917  Guardsman 21025  [4
    Buried  1917  Bluet Farm Cemetery, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • The cemetery is located to the north west of the town of Ieper near a village called Elverdinge, this is on the N8 road between Ieper and Veurne, 3 kilometres from Ieper. Driving into the village from Ieper go to the traffic lights and turn right, this street is called Steenstraat, and after 50 metres follow the street to the right, called Boezingsestraat. The cemetery is 500 metres along this street on the left hand side.
    Died  21 Jul 1917  Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location
    Person ID  I720  bolstridge | Desley Reid Line
    Last Modified  19 May 2016 

    Father  Francis Thomas Bolstridge,   b. 28 Jan 1849, Bedworth, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1891, Blackwell, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah Ann Gethings,   b. 1853, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1901 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  25 Dec 1879  Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1087  Group Sheet

    Family  Emily Dunwell,   b. 1886, Castleford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1908  Pontefract, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    GRO Index  Mar 1908  Pontefract 9c - 134
    Children 
    >1. Stanley Bolstridge,   b. 18 Jun 1908, Pontefract, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1989, Pontefract, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Leslie Bolstridge,   b. 26 May 1913, Pontefract, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975, Pontefract, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F996  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1908 - Pontefract, : Registration District, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1911 Census 22 Powell Street Castleford
      DUNWELL, Thomas Head Married M 72 1839 Labourer Formerly General Labourer Yorks Kippax
      DUNWELL, Harriet Wife Married 49 years F 69 1842 Yorks Aberford

      BOLSTRIDGE, Benjamin Boarder Married M 25 1886 Coal Miner Hewer Derby S Normanton

      BOLSTRIDGE, Emily Boarder Married 2 years F 24 1887 Yorks Castleford
      BOLSTRIDGE, Stanley Boarder M 2 1909 Yorks Castleford
      DUNWELL, Annie Visitor Single F 19 1892 Pottery Works Hand Yorks Castleford
      DUNWELL, Elenor Visitor F 13 1898 Derby Alfreton
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      First World War Casualty Details

      Name: BOLSTRIDGE
      Initials: B
      Nationality: United Kingdom
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Grenadier Guards
      Unit Text: 4th Bn.
      Date of Death: 21/07/1917
      Service No: 21025
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: I. G. 9.
      Cemetery:Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY
      pp The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      Bleuet Farm was used as a dressing station during 1917 Allied offensive on this front. The cemetery was begun in a corner of the farm and was in use from June to December 1917, though a few of the burials are of later date. Two graves were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice from isolated positions close by. There are now 442 First World War burials in the cemetery and nine from the Second World War, all dating from the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in May 1940. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] An Unrequested GRO Index, General Records Office, ( On Line at : www.findmypast.com;).

    2. [S36] 1891 Census, Public Records Office, ( Via Ancestry.co.uk;), RG 12..

    3. [S627] See Notes.

    4. [S645] WWI Campaign Medals, War Office WO series, ( PRO;), 1914-1920 WO 372/2.
      Medal card of Bolstridge, Ben
      Corps: Grenadier Guards
      Regiment No: 21025
      Rank: Guardsman...

    5. [S144] Casualty Details First - Second World War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ( Debt of Honour Register;).


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