Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
23160   Private George Bleeks (Bleakes)
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/08/1918 (Died)
Age: 40
George was a son of Elizabeth Bleakes of North Street, Stewartstown. He was born in Dungannon about 1878. He enlisted in Cookstown with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. George Bleakes died on 1st August 1918. George Bleakes was almost certainly a prisoner of war and most likely captured during the German Offensive of 1918. He is interred in Glageon Cemetery and lies in Row J, Grave 7. The Surname ‘Bleakes’, is more commonly spelt as ‘Bleeks’. It is not known which way the family spelled the name but records show it spelt in both forms.
Read more on Private George Bleeks (Bleakes)
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Glageon Communal Cemetery
  Glageon, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave J-7
CWGC Casualty 286583
The village of Glageon is about 3 kilometres west of Trelon, 11 kilometres south-east of Avesnes and 56 kilometres east of Cambrai. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie west of the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Donaghenry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 268
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists "Bleeks" family 1901 census lists George as age 20 at house 3 in Glebe, Stewartstown
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 Prisoners of the First World War Bried details of POW record
4 Private William T Bleeks Brother of Private George Bleeks
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Bleakes' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023