Blackstock, Christopher Rowland


War Service:
Aircraftman 1st Class CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND BLACKSTOCK Royal Naval Air Service was killed in an accident at Calshot, Hampshire at 9.35am on 4 September 1917 when he was struck on the head by the propeller of a seaplane. He enlisted on 30 October 1916 and did his initial training at Crystal Palace, followed by postings to Cranwell and Calshot.

He is buried in the churchyard of St Mary’s church, Great Sankey, Lancashire.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at the church of the Sacred Heart in Warrington, and on the memorial of the Sydenham, Forest Hill & District Tradesmen’s Benefit Society.

He was born in Liverpool on 16 January 1891, the son of George and Phoebe Blackstock and educated at Arpley Street School, Warrington. He was employed as London representative of Messrs. W. D. Houghton and Co. Ltd, Sankey Wire Mills. He was a member of the Sankey St Mary church choir and married Elizabeth Moran there in January 1917.

CWGC; Roll of Honour website; Warrington Guardian.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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