BLOWER, Alfred

Known as: 
Alfy
Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3772259
Died : 
Wednesday, September 15, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Private Alfred Blower 2 Commando
Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died [1] of wounds received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 [2].  He died at 67 General Hospital CMF [2] .
 
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Friday 08 December 1944.
Private Alfred Blower (26), The King’s Regiment (Liverpool), serving with a Commando unit, of Fontenoy Street, Liverpool, 3, has been killed in action in Italy. He was an old boy of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Toxteth. [3]
 
Extract from the Liverpool Evening Express - Monday 23 July 1945.
In Memoriam
You left behind a broken heart 
That loved you most sincere
That never has and never will
Forget you, Alfy, dear.
- Never forgotten by his loving wife Winnie.
 
Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] Document '2 Commando Salerno Casualties' (see below). 
[3] Liverpool Evening Express 
[3]  British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
[3] Image © Trinity Mirror.
 
Notes
67 British General Hospital was, at this time, located at Philippeville, Algeria.
 

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