Wednesday, 13 September 2017

On the trail of Captain Blackwood

More on Captain William Blackwood, mentioned in our last post, who led a party of Cornish miners to the Western Front in 1914.  He was held in such respect in the town for so many years after the war that it's surprising so little is known of him now.  But 100 years have passed, after all.
This entry in the British Medical Journal bears witness to his heroism:

The British Medical Journal
Vol. 2, No. 3012 (Sep. 21, 1918), pp. 328-331