Robert Ely BLAKE

Regimental number3020
Date of birth11 February 1898
Place of birthRushworth, Victoria
SchoolRushworth State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr Blake, 18O Charles Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 691 Lance Sergeant William John Butler BLAKE, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt (3 months), France. Severely wounded, 9 September 1916; invalided to England.