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War Records
Items relating to Blatchford's army service between 1867 and 1878, when he served with the Irish Regiment, 103rd Dublin Fusiliers, and the 96th Regiment of Foot (Manchester Regiment).
  • BLA/1/3/1

    Red Armband Item

    1867-1878
    A red armband reportedly made by Robert Blatchford whilst serving in the Army, decorated with an army button and R B embroidered in white beads. Note suggests it came from the belongings of Georgina Louise Corri Blatchford, Robert's mother.
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  • BLA/1/3/2

    Regimental Badge Item

    1867-1877
    Regimental Badge of an elephant (emblem granted to the West Riding regiment) from Blatchford's time serving in the Army.
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  • BLA/1/3/3

    Regimental Badge Item

    1867-1877
    A West Riding regimental badge belonging to Blatchford whilst serving in the Army.
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