De Blaquiere, John


He was the son of William, 6th Baron de Blaquiere and Marie Lucienne Adine, Baroness de Blaquiere, of Bath. He entered Mr. Morshead’s House from Horris Hill. He played for his House cricket team in 1906-07 and his House soccer team 1905-07 and in 1905-06 was a member of the school’s Golf Club. He was a House Prefect from 1906. He was commissioned in 1909 in the 2nd Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and when war broke out was serving at Malta: the battalion arrived in France in time to take part in the First Battle of Ypres. He fell at Neuve Chapelle on March 10th 1915.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: De Blaquiere
  • Forenames or initials: John
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1903-1907
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  • Date of Birth: 1st August 1889
  • Date of Death: 10th March 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT VIII. J. 5