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First Name: Thomas Henry Last Name: BLANDFORD
Date of Death: 08/09/1914 Lived/Born In: Earlsfield
Rank: Private Unit: Coldstream Guards2
Memorial Site: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France

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Enlisted-Norbiton

The Great Retreat  of the British Amy finally came to an end on 5th September after thirteen days of continuous falling back whilst fighting rearguard actions from Mons in Belgium to the River Marne. Over the next four days the decisive Battle of the Marne took place and as a result the French army, assisted by the much smaller British Army forced the Germans back to the River Aisne.

2nd Coldstream Guards 4th (Guards) Brigade, 2nd Division

On 8th  September, as the British and French armies continued to advance on a wide front against the Germans, 2nd Coldstream Guards moved on La Forge and forced the Germans there to retreat.

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