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Harold Roger Blake

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Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch. Dedication: Addington Workshops members of staff, who made the supreme sacrifice, 1939-1945. (Photo G.A. Fortune 2004) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch. Dedication: Addington Workshops …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Roger AWMM
  • Surname
    Blake AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ401164 AWMM
    • WWII 401164 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1917 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harold Rookwood Blake and Mary May Blake, Papnui, Christchurch. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    31 May 1942 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • When obtaining information about Ralph Creswell RCAF whom my mother knew, I found Flying officer Blake's name in his crew that was shot down near Zons in Germany. I was unable.to find any information about their burial. We always thought they went down over the Channel. If anyone has further information, I would pass it on to Ralph's family.
    Public - Teresa - 23 March 2017

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol. 1 p. 208; vol. 3 p. 93 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Hanson, C. (2001). p. 84 AWMM

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02 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
23 March 2017TeresaOttawa, Canada Other
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