The Irish Guards + John Copeland Blakley

You Just Can’t Lay Down and Die

John Copeland Blakley Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

Be born, die; plant, pluck up; kill, heal; break down, build up; weep, laugh; mourn, dance; throw stones, gather stones; embrace, don’t embrace; get, lose; keep, cast away; rend, sew; keep shtum, speak; love, hate; make war, make peace. Supplement to the London Gazette 1 January 1949: ‘New Year’s Honours List. Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St James’s Palace, SW1. The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Military Division) to John Copeland Blakley, Irish Guards.’ John Blakley’s active service covered Italy, Norway, Libya, Palestine and Suez.

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2 Responses to The Irish Guards + John Copeland Blakley

  1. janice porter says:

    feeling proud!

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  2. Heroes like him paved the way for peace in our time to enjoy.

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