Blencowe Albert E 1892

Albert Edward Blencowe  [4358]


Father Nm: Albert Levetus Blencowe 1867- Oldest Known Ancestor:William Blencow abt 1702 Bicester.

Mother Nm: Elizabeth Pratt 1861.

Marriage Dt:1918 to Elizabeth Thomas at Birmingham, Volume 6d, Page 556.

K Comments:Brother Charles Numno served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force he was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery.

Spouse comments:Elizabeth Thomas

Children: Winifred A 1919, Dorethea E 1921 and Barbara M M 1923.
(Research):GR[B] Aston June 1891
(Research):GR[D] Vale Royal vol 35 p 1104 Mar 1977

Birth 4 September 1892

Source 1939 Census

1901 Census 67 Fifth Ave. Aston Warwickshire
  1. Albert Blencowe 34
  2. Lizzie Blencowe 40
  3. Albert E Blencowe 9
  4. Charles N Blencowe 8
  5. Minnie Henson
1911 Census 5 Clarence Place Arthur St Birmingham
  1. William Brennan 47
  2. Syntyche Brennan 37
  3. Violet Brennan 8
  4. William Brennan 4
  5. Albert Blenco 19 Assistant Chef In Restaurant

Online War Photo Album

Worcestershire Regiment

Army Services Corps

Pre War

Volunteered 26th Nov. 1908 in Territorial Army for a term of 6 years in the Worcestershire Regt. Special Reserve. Occupation Groom.
Attended basic training and annual training camps with 6th Bn. Worcesters for 6 years until 1914.

Worcester Regt. 1908 Photo of Sgt. Borden and Colleagues
Worcester Regt. 1908 Photo of Sgt. Borden and Colleagues.

Blencowe Albert Edward, 1891, Birmingham, Private, 8011, M331610, 6th, 1st and 5th Bn. Worcester Regiment, 10th Mob. Coy. ASC.

  • 8th Aug. Mobilised and on the 18th Sept. Albert waived his rights to stay home by signing the agreement shown.

    Imperial service badge release to serve overseas
    The Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge at the top of this image was a short-lived decoration of the United Kingdom awarded to those members of the Territorial Force who were prepared to serve outside the United Kingdom in defence of the Empire.
  • 23rd Mar. Posted with the 6th Bn. to BEF France.
  • 24th Mar. Posted to 1st Bn.
  • 5th Jul. Injured, Contusion shoulder.
  • 25th Sept. Injured, Contusion back.
  • 27th Sept. Sent to Convalescent Depot and shipped back to England same day (Deformed Toe)
  • 26th Oct. Posted to 5th Bn. ‘R’ Coy.
  • 25th Nov. Discharged; reason length of service expired.

It seems its likely that Albert rejoined the Army in Dec. 1917,  his new serial number one number after Pvte. William Vickers M331609 who was transferred to the ASC on 17th Dec 1917. He is found in the 1918 and 1919 absent voters list as Private, M331610 10 Mob. Coy ASC living at 9 Ingleby St. Birmingham. By 1920 electoral records Albert is no longer in the Army.

The Prefix M is for Mechanical transport and indeed the MOB. Coy seems to be a mobile unit of some sort although there wasn’t a number 10 unit so this may be recorded in error. Given age and service, Albert may have been home-based with the ASC.

It is presumed he was discharged finally in 1919.


Awarded 1914-1915 Star, British and Victory medals.

After the War

Birmingham City Battalions Book of Honour.192 A. BLENCOWE on page 225
Employer Mitchell’s & Butlers Ltd of Cape Hill Brewery, Smethwick.

1939 Census 3 Spring Hill Avenue , Birmingham C.B., WarwickshireScreen Shot 2016-02-18 at 6.52.35 am

Albert E Blencowe 04 Sep 1892 Male L M S Railway Carter Horse Drawn Heavy Work Married
Elizabeth Blencowe 15 Oct 1895 Female Office Cleaner Married
Winifred Agnes Henley (Potter, Blencowe) 09 Apr 1919 Female Assembler Face Powder Compacts Single  (note Ronald Frank Potter KIA 1944)
Agnes A Day 14 Apr 1881 Female Incapacitated Widowed

One person not disclosed in Census


Note: there are 17 service records for this man that exist that are not shown in this gallery for copyright reasons.

Worcestershire Regiment men at a training camp - Millbrook, Plymouth, Cornwall October 1914
Worcestershire Regiment men at a training camp – Millbrook, Plymouth, Cornwall October 1914
WW1 group of Worcestershire regt men
Another grouping  Worcestreshire Regt men  France WW1
ASC Commer truck
ASC Driver with a Commer Truck. Its possible Albert was on home duties in a role such as this later in the war