STAFFORD residents are being urged to remember a soldier from the town who was killed in the First World War, as part of the Royal British Legion's Remembrance campaign.
Second Lieutenant Vincent Uzielli Bloor, from Newport Road, Stafford died in on August 25 1914. And as part of The Royal British Legion’s greatest ever act of Remembrance, the leading Armed Forces charity is calling on residents of Stafford to visit www.everymanremembered.org on August 25 and write messages of remembrance for Vincent Uzielli Bloor and other soldiers like him, who died during the First World War.
Vincent was aged just 19 when he was killed - and two of his brothers also died in the conflict, while another was killed in the Second World War.
He was the son of Vincent Edward and Mabel Alice Bloor (nee Cotter), of The Elms, Newport Rd Stafford. He is buried in the churchyard at Castle Church, in Stafford. At the food of his memorial reads “in memory of his brothers Guy and Ronald killed in 1914-1918 war"
.Dr Stephen Clarke, Head of Remembrance at The Royal British Legion said: “A century on from Vincent Uzielli Bloor’s death, we’re urging people to visit the Every Man Remembered website and write a public thank you for Vincent and others who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.”
The Every Man Remembered website, supported by the Commonwealth Graves Commission and Ancestry.co.uk, includes a database of each and every one of the 1,117,007 men and women from the Commonwealth who died in the First World War.
“Through the site you can look up a family member, namesake, or search for someone from your town – the important thing is that not a single one of them is left without a message of Remembrance for the role they played during the First World War," Dr Clarke said.
“The support The Royal British Legion provides is just as important for our Armed Forces today as it was when the charity was founded after the First World War. Every Man Remembered will help us make a real connection to those who died 100 years ago and support those who continue to serve.”
By entering their name and town, the Every Man Remembered database will connect people with fallen servicemen from the First World War, finding someone in their family, or who shares their name, age, workplace, birthday or hometown. They can then leave a personal note in recognition of their sacrifice, and, if they make a donation to The Royal British Legion, they will receive a special commemorative certificate.
The campaign also incorporates Every Woman Remembered, dedicated to the 800 women in the records of the CWGC who died in the First World War.