8th December 2015 In 1911 Patrick was 11, he was born in 1900 in Salisbury, Wiltshire. His parents were Thomas and Emily Jane Blackbourn. His father was born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire and was an engine fitter in the repair department. In 1911 Patrick was still at school, he was the fourth eldest of 7 surviving siblings, they had all been born in Salisbury. He had 3 younger brothers, Clarence, his elder brother and 2 older sisters. In 1901 the family were living in St Martin, Salisbury, where his father was a church bell hanger but by 1911 they had moved to 11 St. George’s Square, Stamford. No records of military service have been found for Patrick. His parents were living in Luton, Bedfordshire when his brother Clarence died in France in 1917. Perhaps the whole family had also moved away from Stamford.