Private Vincent Nathan Blakeborough served in India

 Vincent Nathan Blakeborough was born on the 27th July 1903 in Pateley-Bridge. He was the son of Mary Eliza and Harry Blakeborough. Vincent was baptised in Pateley-Bridge on the 19th August 1903.


On the 18th August 1906, Vincent started school at Pateley-Bridge Infants’ School, at the time he was living at Scot Gate Terrace.

At the time of the 1911 census, Vincent was living in Southern Pateley-Bridge, Yorkshire, with his parents and eight siblings, respectively:  Charles, Stanley, Donald, Ida, Mary, Harry and Ralph.


Vincent was a Private in the 2nd battalion of the K.O.Y.L.I regiment in the inter-war years. He served in Peshawar, India in the early 1930s. In 1931, he was awarded the NW Frontier medal for his services.


Four years later, he married Frances Mallinson in Methodist Chapel, Halton, Whitkirk, Temple newsam Leeds. At the time, Vincent was aged 31 and Frances was aged 21. Vincent was working as a laundryman and Frances was working as a laundry clerk.


Aged 95, Vincent  passed away in December 1998 in Leeds.

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