William Grant Blake

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: September 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/4620
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Salonica
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 12.09.1916
  • Burial Country: Greece
  • Cemetery: Karasouli Military Cemetery, Polikastron
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F. 1398.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • Address: London, Middx
  • Occupation: J. & A.D. Grimond Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Robina Grant Blake, 45 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London

  • Father:

    Edward Blake, 45 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London

  • Siblings:
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More about William Grant Blake


Corporal W. G. Blake, of theArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders, has been killed in action.

Corporal Blake, enlisted in September 1914, in theArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and had been at the front for about a year.  The deceased soldier was brought up in Dundee.  He was a worker in the Free Breakfast Mission, Dundee, and was also well known in Willison Church being a member of the choir.  Prior to enlistment Corporal Blake was employed by J. & A. D. Grimond, Ltd, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 7th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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