Friday, 16 October 2015

Hornblow or Jackson: WW1 Beechwood Burial

Died on this date in 1915, Private S G Hornblow who served with the 77th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. He served with the alias James Jackson.

Sydney George Hornblow was "son of Julia Ann Hornblow, of 38, Goldsmith Avenue, Eton, England, and the late Charles George Hornblow."

The CWGC and Canadian Virtual War Memorial records give his age as 38. Sydney Hornblow is shown as arriving in Quebec City on the Lake Manitoba on 19 June 1911, age 31.

His birth was registered in the March quarter of 1877 in Brentford, Middlesex. According to his Canadian attestation paper he was born on the 2nd of February. He had two older sisters, Annie Louisa and Ada Edith, and one younger Kate Mabel. His father Charles George Hornblow died in 1908, his mother Julia Ann (Benham) Hornblow died in the December quarter of 1938 at age 92.

His death at the Rockcliffe Range, Ottawa, was registered under his alias . The cause of death was "natural causes probably accelerated by alcoholism."

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