Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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William Grant Blake
- Date of enlistment: September 1914
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/4620
- Rank: Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa
- Address: London, Middx
- Occupation: J. & A.D. Grimond Ltd, Dundee
Robina Grant Blake, 45 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London
Edward Blake, 45 Belmont Hill, Lewisham, London
More about William Grant Blake
DUNDEE CORPORAL KILLED.
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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