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Derby
He was the son of Mr. W. Blake of 53 Beardwell Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
19 Sep 1915
538591 - CWGC Website
10991
Hucknall Nottingham
Lance Sergeant
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
10991 Lance Sergeant John Horace Blake 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nott's and Derby Regiment) He went with the battalion to France on 4/11/1914 and was either a regular or reservist (man with number 10992 enlisted 21/10/08, 1st battalion) The battalion entered the front line trenches on 15th September, Boise Grenier Sector, No 3 Section. They were relieved on 19th and back in billets by 8.30 pm that day. John would have received his wounds between these dates. Taken back to the casualty clearing station at Merville were he died. During September the battalion had 84 other ranks killed and 73 wounded or missing.
Soldiers Died in the Great War- Blake John, born Derby, enlisted Derby, abode Hucknall Nottingham, 10991, L/Sgt, died of wounds, France and Flanders, 19/9/15 Merville Communal Cemetery France, grave IV. C. 8.
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