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Phillip Manu Blake

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Date of birth - 3 May 1893 Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Military Personnel file
  • Forenames
    Phillip Manu AWMM
  • Surname
    Blake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Phillip AWMM
    • Philip Manu Blake AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/808 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    3 May 1893 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Karamu Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.T. Blake, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/808 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Surveyor Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015 - Military Personnel file
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Also known as Phillip Manu Blake.

    Philip Blake was the son of John Thomas and Eliza Hastings Blake, of Karamu Rd, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • Phillip M Blake was my Great Uncle, his brother William Vickery Blake, my Grandfather.

    While you may have gone your spirt lives on in those who have come after you, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    Okioki i runga i te rangimarie.

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    By John McCrae
    Public - Phillipa - Direct descendant - 8 September 2019
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  • Phillip M Blake was my Great Uncle, his brother William Vickery Blake, my Grandfather.

    While you may have gone your spirt lives on in those who have come after you, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    Okioki i runga i te rangimarie.

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    By John McCrae
    Public - Phillipa - Direct descendant - 8 September 2019
    Report 
  • ki a koe Philip Blake,

    E rere atu aku aroha nui ki a koe. Ko wai au? Ko au te moko o Farley Scott - te tamaiti o to tuahine Kathleen Hiraani Blake.
    The brotherhood and pact you formed during your time in WW1 with Kathleen's husband Charlie Scott is the reason us descendants of your sister are here today, whilst this war took your life like many many other brave, heroic soldiers, i know and so too do my tamariki that you linked my great great grandfather to his beloved wife - your sister and therefore our being and who we are.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, your story will carry on and you will never be forgotten.
    Rest in peace
    Elisha.
    Public - Elisha - Direct descendant - 12 September 2018
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  • Thinking of Corporal Philip Manu Blake on this 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey. Philip was my great, grand uncle. Rest in Peace XX
    Public - Katey - Other Relative - 25 April 2015
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  • Phillip was the son of John Thomas Blake and Eliza Hastings nee Vickery. He was born on 3 May 1893 and worked as a surveyor. The Blake family were of Maori ancestry. Many worked for government agencies as interpreters around Taranaki and elsewhere in NZ. Phillip was killed at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli on the 8th August 1915. His body was never recovered. A Court of Inquiry declared him dead on 22 January 1916. His name is inscribed on the Chunuk Bair NZ Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.
    Public - Janice - Other Relative - 6 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 60 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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27 June 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
08 September 2019PhillipaNew ZealandDirect descendant
12 September 2018ElishaTamaki makaurau, AotearoaDirect descendant
06 July 2016PierceAucklandResearcher
25 April 2015KateyLondonOther Relative

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