Bandsman Wm. Blamey of 35th Batt., passes away
Grimsby Independent, 22 Dec 1915, p. 1

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Date of Publication:
22 Dec 1915
Date Of Event:
17 Dec 1915
Personal Name(s):
Blamey, William
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The citizens of Grimsby were greatly shocked on Friday afternoon to learn of the death in England of Bandsman William Blamey, of the 35th Batt. band, from an attack of spinal meningitis. Bandsman Blamey left Grimsby last summer for Niagara Camp, as solo alto player in the 35th Batt. Band, and left Niagara early in October for England, and has been in camp there since that time, in fact the camp being within a few miles of his parents' home. "Bill", as he was familiarly known by the citizens of this district, came to Grimsby about three years ago with his brother, James, who was foreman of construction on the new post office. He worked on the post office till it was completed and then joined the staff of D. Marsh and Sons. Previous to his enlisting for Overseas, he had been contracting for himself. On September 21st, this year, he was joined in the Holy bans [sic] of Wedlock to Miss Ethel Plank by the Rev. J.S. Ross, D.D., and left a few days later for the Old Country. Mrs. Blamey knew nothing of her husband's illness till 10 o'clock Friday morning, when she received a telegram stating that he was ill, and in the afternoon received another telegram stating that he was dead. The message from across the sea came as a great shock to Mrs. Blamey, as she had no knowledge of his illness till a few hours previous, and was herself confined to her room with a bad attack of the Grippe...

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Bandsman Wm. Blamey of 35th Batt., passes away