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Blake, Gerald John

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Blake, Gerald John

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[1885/6]-1916

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Lance Corporal Gerald John Blake (300028) served with the London Rifle Brigade, British Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was born in 1885 or 1886 to John and Saima Blake of London. He arrived in France in October 1914 and was present for the Christmas truce. Blake died on 1 July 1916, at the age of 30, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 9, face D.

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2015-05-21

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Biographical information from the fonds and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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A. Wilson, B. Whittle