|Place of birth||Footscray, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bellrieve, Bowen Street, Camberwell, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs J Blake, Bellrieve, Bowen Street, Camberwell, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 12 July 1915 - 8th Bn, 1th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 58th Bn, 20 April 1916.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||27|
|Place of burial||Ration Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 49), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France|
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Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 58th Bn, Ferry Post, from 2nd Training Bn, 20 April 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 May 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 420102, 2618 Pte J. FISHER, A Company, 59th Bn (patient, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England), 18 January 1917: 'I saw Blake lying dead out in No Mans (sic) Land. This was in our attack at Fromelles on July 19/16. He was the only Blake in A Coy.'Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLAKE George Francis
Red Cross file 420102