Walter Henry BLAKE

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BLAKE, Walter Henry

Service Number: 916
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 20 May 1889
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 2 November 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Prospect St Cuthbert's Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 916, Townsville, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 916, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 916, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 916, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 9th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 916, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"916 Corporal Walter Henry Blake of the 9th Battalion, who was killed in action on 2 November 1915 at Gallipoli, age 26 years. Corporal Blake embarked for service from Brisbane on board HMAT Omrah on 24 September 1914..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)