BLAKE, Frederick

No.3/7140, Sergeant, Frederick BLAKE
Aged 30

2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on 11th October 1915

Frederick Blake was born in Chedburgh (1st qtr 1885 n Thingoe 4a:697) son of William and Mary BLAKE (née BARBER )

1891 census...Aged 6, he was at Bury Road Cottages, Chedburgh with his father William BLAKE [36] farm labourer; his mother Mary [32]; brothers William [10], Robert [2] and John [1]; sisters Jane [7], Eliza [5] and Ellen [3]. All were born in Chedburgh.

1901 census...Aged 16, a farm labourer, he was still at Bury Road with his parents; sisters Ellen, Martha[6] and Kate [3]; brothers Robert, Jonathan, Richard [9], Herbert [5] and Walter[2]. All the new siblings born in Chedburgh.

1911 census...Aged 26. a farm labourer, he was at Hill Cottages, Chedburgh with his parents; sisters Martha and Kate; brothers Robert (stockman), John (horseman), Richard (farm labourer) and Herbert (yardman). All 12 siblings still survived.

He married Elizabeth NEWMAN [10-3-1894] just a few weeks before his death. They were living in Chevington. Their daughter Winifred May Blake NEWMAN was born on 17th April 1915. His widow later married William DENTON

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds, date unknown, but he was obviously a regular or a Reservist to have been in France by 15th September 1914.
He died of his wounds at 25th General Hospital, Camiers. Dying of his wounds in a base hospital and no service records found, it is impossible to say where and when he was wounded

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Frederick Blake is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France 2:D:7

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