Monday, 11 September 2017

Captain William Blackwood and his brother

Another lead to follow: Dr William Blackwood, later Captain Blackwood, led a group of Cornish miners from Dolcoath mine, near Redruth, to the Front in 1914. The men had been members of the St John Ambulance brigade at the mine.   Capt. Blackwood survived the war, and was a prominent figure in Camborne, the neighbouring town, for many years afterwards.
We've been trying to track down his family history and so far drawing a blank - apart from his brother, Col. F.S Blackwood, who drowned 'while saving life' in British Guiana. Reported in the press on 25/8/1926.