Private Horace Bleaney

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

20 Sep 1877

Date of Death

3 Jul 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

75 Ashton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Pte Horace Bleaney, 22762, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action at Trones Wood on the Somme on July 3rd, 1916. He left a widow and two boys.

He had enlisted in October 1915 and was trained at Landguard and Felixstowe before going to the Front the following June. Prior to joining up, he was employed by hat manufacturer Miss Pattie Longstaffe, of Guildford Street, Luton,

Born on September 20th, 1877, he married Georgina Lawrence in 1897 and lived at 75 Ashton Road, Luton. At the time of the 1911 Census, the couple had two sons, Edwin Horace, aged 11, and Robert Lawrence, aged five. Horace was a straw hat blocker.


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Author: Deejaya

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