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Sidney Solomon (Solomon) Blain MM

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's Royal Rifle Corps
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in Russia in 1883.  The eldest son of Aaron David & Rachel Blain who
came to this country c1894.

1891 Census - No Trace - Residing in Russia.

1901 Census - 46 Alma Street, Blackburn, Lancashire.   Son [Listed as
Solomon Blain] - aged: 18 - occ: Soldier in King's Royal Rifles - born:
Russia.  Head of household - David Blain - Married - aged: 39 - occ:
Manager at Money Lender's Office - born: Russia.   Also Rachel Blain - Wife
- aged: 37 - born: Russia.   Plus 5 siblings.

Married Jane Caplan during the September quarter 1907 in the Stoke on Trent
R.D. - ref: 6b/541.

1911 Census - 32 Larkhill Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire.   [Listed as
Sidney Solomon Blain]  Head of household - Married - aged: 28 - occ:
Traveller Picture Framing (own account) - born: Russia.   Also Jane Blain -
Wife - aged 29 - born: Russia.   Plus their two sons - Ellis, aged: 2 -
born: Hanley, Staffordshire and Maurice Myer, aged: 3 months - born:

His parents and 4 siblings were then residing at 95 Larkhill Blackburn,

WO 363 - Listed as Solomon Blain, he enlisted at Preston on the 20th April
1900.   He stated that he had been born in Backburn, which was not true. 
Residing at 46 Alma Street, Blackburn.  Aged: 17 years, his occupation
given as a Traveller.  He was 5 feet 4 inches in height and weighed 115 lb.
 His chest measurements were 33 to 35 inches.   He had a Fresh complexion,
Grey eyes and Brown Hair.  Religion - C. of E.

Commemorated on the private family gravestone in the Jewish Cemetery,

His father, Aaron David died 19/02/1920 aged 58 years. 

CWGC - Commemorated as Solomon Blain.   Son of Mrs. A. D. Blain; husband of
J. Blain, of 13, Petworth St., Cheetham, Manchester.

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