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Harold David Blake

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1/4 portrait of Sapper Harold David Blake of the NZE 14th Reinforcements [ls:26377] (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, ). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-B1469. No known copyright.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold David AWMM
  • Surname
    Blake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26377 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Blake (father), Church Street, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26377 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mrs. M. Blake, of St. Andrew's Road, Epsom, Auckland. (Note: The different addresses in this record are due to the different sources used to compile it.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Private Harold D. Blake, killed in action in France on October 12, was the fifth son of Mrs. Blake, of Church Road, Epsom. He left with the fourteenth reinforcements, and was transferred to the machine-gun section on arrival in England. He was educated at the Epsom school, and up to the time of his enlistment was employed in the maintenance branch of the Railway Department. (Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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