Other names: Samuel
Locations in this story: Tisbury, WiltshireGallipoli, TurkeyPieta Military Cemetery, MaltaCharlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire
Story: Samuel Blandford was born in 1896 in Tisbury. He was the son of James Blandford and Bertha Blandford, a Laundress. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Gamekeeper and living at Charlton, Ludwell, Wiltshire. He enlisted in the Dorset Regiment (Service No. 10289) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 22nd September 1915 and was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta (grave id. B.XIII.3). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.