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Edward Thomas BLAKE

Regimental number228
Place of birth52 Beaumont Square, London E, England
SchoolSwan Street Minories School, City of London, England
Age on arrival in Australia16.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Blake, Washington Avenue, Ilford, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, France.
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death30 August 1917
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Militry Cemetery (Plot XVIII, Row C, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Goodwin and Elizabeth BLAKE. Native of Mile End, London
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3763 Stanley BLAKE, 27th Bn, killed in action, Mont Didier, France, 10 June 1918.

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