York & Lancaster Regiment
The information on this individual has been difficult to find and evidence, chiefly through numbers of people with the name, transcription errors and variations in recording. i.e. J. Blackmore, Jas. Blackmore etc.
James was born in either Tidworth or Sedworth/Bedworth? in 1858 to father was Harry Blackmore, a gardener.
Married Carrie (Caroline) at Fleetwood Parish Church on 24th March 1884 at Fleetwood, Lancashire. At this time he was at resident at Fulwood Barracks, Preston as a Sergeant York? & Lancaster Regiment (Banns Certificate)
In Malta, 1897 he was resident at Valetta and was recorded as an Army Pensioner and listed as Canteen Staff. He was 39 at the time, (invalid or ex-officer perhaps – but doubt the latter).
1901 living in Dover with family at 18 Oakleigh Terrace. He is working as a Canteen Manager.
At the time of joining Comrades Lodge he was 45. He is recorded as a Canteen Manager in the Royal Field Artillery Barracks in Colchester.
1911 Census shows a James Blackmore (from Tidworth) as Caretaker of Garrison Theatre in Tidworth. Married to Carrie (from Newport, Shropshire 1859) for 27 years.
- Carrie (Caroline) Rachel – 1857 – 1915? (nee Bradshaw and formerly Caroline Rachel Miller – married / widowed to Samuel Miller). Born in 1857. She had been Resident at Alfred Terrace, Fleetwood at the time of marriage and recorded as a Labourer.
- Annie 1896 Born in Aldershot, Schoolteacher aged 15 in 1901 at Dover
- James Henry? 1890 – Born in Dublin Ireland. Joined the 2nd Bn Devonshire Regiment
Founder member of Comrades - One of the 25 petitioners not named individually on the Warrant of Constitution. He was struck off 1910 with the 1911 census showing he is resident in N. Tidworth, Wiltshire
- L1926 E.C. Wayfarers Lodge, Malta 13th August 1897 - 13th October ???? but reported as Excluded in arrears (date obscure)
- Initiated: 13th August 1897
- Passed: 8th October 1897
- Raised: 12th November 1897
- GLC: 24th November 1897)
- L2976 E.C. Comrades Lodge (Founder) 6th August 1903 - 1st September 1910 (Struck off Rule 175)