Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Jacob Wiltshire

Survivor of the First World War, but died 1923.
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Jacob Wiltshire

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial. Listed as survivor: Pte. J. Wiltshire


Regiment. 10th Battalion.

Service Details:

Jacob Wiltshire enlisted 10 December 1915 as number 35526.
Invalided from the Army 18 September 1917. [Essex  Regiment Museum]

Personal and family information:
Births Sep 1888.  Wiltshire.  Jacob.  Ongar. 4a. 299.  [Free BMD]

1901 Census.  Jacob Wiltshire, age 12, born Blackmore, living at Spriggs Farm with father George, horseman on farm, born Vernham Dean, Hants., mother Elizabeth, born Margaret Roothing and elder brother George born Roxwell.

Date of Death:
5th March 1923


Where died:

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Buried Blackmore Churchyard, his epitaph reads: "In fond memory of Jacob Wiltshire. Late 10th
Essex. Died March 5 1923 from a wound received in France Feb 1917. Aged 34"

List of Sources:
Record Office, Ian Hook: Keeper of Essex Regiment Museum, Free BMD.

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Last Updated: 25 June 2010