Regiment : 2nd (Airborne) Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
Service number : 4919332
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 9th July 1943 aged 24
Buried : Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy, Panel 7.
Memorial : Stourbridge Old Swinford Hospital School
Also appears on : Bewdley War Memorial with the information: Pte. S. Staf. R.
Additional information on the memorial: South Staff’s Regiment (Airborne). Killed in action 9 July 1943. Age 24.
A letter from Reverend G.H. Sharpe, The Rectory, Bewdley dated 6th July 1950 can be found within war records held at Worcestershire Archives requesting that Private William Blackford, South Staffs Regiment be added to the county roll of honour.
William Blackford has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Cassino Memorial.