Blount Alfred Munster (No. 16157)

Blount, Alfred Munster (Alfred)

Private

No. 16157, ‘D’ Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers    

Killed in action on Saturday 23 September 1916 (aged 37)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Doiran Memorial, Greece

BIOGRAPHY

Alfred Munster Blount was born on 14 November 1878 in High Street, Holywood and he was a son of retired Royal Navy Lieutenant Clavell William Simpson Blount and Elizabeth Ann Blount (nee Plant).  His mother was born in Demerara (now in Guyana) South America.

In 1871 the Blount family was living in Suffolk, England and in 1878 they were living in High Street, Holywood.

In 1901 the Blount family was living in Wellington Park Terrace, Belfast.

Clavell Blount was Superintendent in the Royal Hospital.

Clavell William Simpson Blount and Elizabeth Ann Blount had at least ten children:

Charles Kirby (born around 1867 in England)

Flora Albina Clavell (baptised 19 July 1868 in Aldeburgh cum Hazelwood, Suffolk, England)

George Lee William (baptised 20 April 1870 in Aldeburgh cum Hazelwood, Suffolk, England)

Reeta Fenwick (born around 1872 in England)

Rose Eva (born around 1874 in England)

Hamilton (born around 1876 in England)

Alfred Munster (born 14 November 1878 in High Street, Holywood)

Clavell Monkhouse (born 19 April 1880 in High Street, Holywood)

Alexander Clarke (born 10 June 1883 in Brecart, Toome, Co Antrim)

Kathleen (born 14 December 1885 in Kells, Co Antrim)

Their father died in 1888 and was buried on 27 November 1888 in Yarmouth, Norfolk.

After 1901 the Blount family moved to Grosvenor Square in Dublin and then to 16 Trafalgar Terrace, Monkstown, Co Dublin.

Prior to the outbreak of the Great War Alfred Munster Blount worked in the insurance business.

Alfred Munster Blount enlisted in Dublin and he served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  Private Alfred Munster Blount (No. 16157) was 37 when he was killed in action on 23 September 1916.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Dorian Memorial in Greece.