William BLAKE

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BLAKE, William

Service Number: 372
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Collingwood, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, 7 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot: IV.A.26.
Memorials: 10th Light Horse Regiment Memorial WA, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 372, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 372, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Surada, Fremantle
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 372, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His brother, Private George Blake, also fell. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 29 on September 10, 1917 whilst serving with the  28th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. - Service No. 3043

 

Both were born in Collingwood, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia, the sons of of George and Maria Matilda Blake of 33 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

William had been a  draper prior to enlistment in the Australian Imperial Force. William embarked from Fremantle for overseas aboard HMAT "Surada" (A52) on 17th February 1915

 

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