Second Lieutenant Claude Reginald Boue-Blandy

Claude Volunteered at the outbreak of the war, and joined the Manchester Regiment. After training on Salisbury Plain he was sent to France. He was injured in December 1915, but quickly returned to the Front.

The waterlogged trenches affected his health. He died of a heart attack, while suffering from pneumonia, at a hospital in Bangor, North Wales.

His sister Stella Rose Boue-Blandy also died and is remembered on the Ainsdale Memorial, Liverpool Road.

Sister Stella Rose Boue-Blandy

Stella joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service in 1912. She saw service in France, Egypt and Palestine.

She was discharged from Palesine in December 1918, and died of pneumonia in January 1919. Her brother Claude Reginald Boue-Blandy also fell.

Midshipman Arnold Baker Wyatt

Arnold was lost on the 12th December 1917 when a convoy which included the destroyer HMS Partridge was torpedoed and sunk en route to Bergen, Norway. The ship had left Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, on 11 December 1917 along with HMS Pellew and several armed trawlers to escort six merchant ships to Bergen, in Norway.

The convoy was spotted by a flotilla of German destroyers. Partridge was hit repeatedly by shells and torpedoes, she sank in the North Sea. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool by his father, who was an assistant purser.