BLOWER, Alfred

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
Location: 
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Private Alfred Blower 2 Commando

Private Alfred Blower, 4 troop, died of wounds after the action at Salerno. [1]+[2]

We have a document in our Gallery that outlines these details. He died of wounds that he  "received at Dragone Hill, Salerno, on the 13th September 1943 " and that he "died at 67 General Hospital CMF". [2]+[see notes]

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]

Sources
[1] CWGC
[2] CVA Gallery image of  Salerno Casualties and Missing. [view in gallery]
[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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